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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Lupus: Sle = systemic lupus erythematosis. This is a complex disease. It is an "auto-immune" disease, which means that many symptoms are due to the product ... Read More
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Systemic lupus: Lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. The immune system attacks the patient's own body (autoimmunity) and can inflam ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Sle is an autoimmune disease that can effect virtually any part of the body. There are no cures but there are effective treatments and controls.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Autoimmune disease: A disease in which your body makes antibodies against your own cells. These antibodies cause destruction and inflammation which produce a wide variet ... Read More
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Systemic lupus: Lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. The immune system attacks the patient's own body (autoimmunity) and can inflam ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: It is systemic autoimmune disease that affect various organ systems and it is determined by physical findings and lab tests. Certain criteria must be ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
Variety of treatment: There are a variety of treatments for lupus. Some are more immunosuppressive than others. Others such as Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) are used as m ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Lupus: Although you have a positive ANA what are your symptoms. Do you have a malar rash or other rash that is "sun sensitive". Do your joints hurt. These sy ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Bobrove
53 years experience Rheumatology
SLE is autoimmune: It is an autoimmune disease, predominantly of women child-bearing age. Antidodies against dna or nuclear material, react with vital organs, causing ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andras Perl
41 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Sle cannot be cured but it can be very effectively treated. Survival now exceeds 90% over 10 years one has best chances when treated by a lupus expert ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Sle is thought to be caused by an immune reaction that erroneously attacks the body. There are many different "disease-modifying agents " that can hel ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Laccheo
14 years experience Rheumatology
See answer: With a careful history, physical examination and lab testing by a clinician experienced with systemic lupus erythematosus, often over the course of ti ... Read More

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