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symptoms-chronic fatigue, red swollen hands, thigh red&purple, scalp&face tender to touch. c reactive protein .68 high nuclear ab pos 1:25 inr low .9?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Need a consultation: The interpretation of these lab values and symptoms requires a more detailed evaluation with many questions and a physical examination. Many conditions could explain these numbers but the numbers are not diagnostic of any one condition.

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