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A 29-year-old female asked:

Diagnosed with lupus 4yrs ago i've seen a specialist &the medication has not been working getting worse. what other disease or disorder could it be?

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Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Many. : Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease. There are several different types of Lupus and they usually cause many symptoms that other diseases have (nonspecific). When a patient is suspected of having Lupus or an autoimmune condition, they get special labs and they usually see a rheumatologist. medications can stop working and there are other medications that could improve your symptoms.
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