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what does lupus have to do with facet joint disease of spine with the osteoarthritis of the knees any relationship between the two?how lupus effect it

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: The two issues are unrelated.
Answered on Jun 18, 2014
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