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how are leukemia and lupus similar?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Lupus is: An autoimmune disease and leukemia is cancer of the blood forming elements. Lupus and leukemia patients can have low blood counts, and by contrast a lupus patient on steroids could have a high wbc, as could a leukemia patient.
Answered on Aug 30, 2017
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