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A 41-year-old member asked:

Will i need to see a specialist for my lupus?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Yes: Even if the lupus is mild, i would see a rheumatologist. He or she can give you a thorough explanation of the disease, the prognosis, the treatment options, and the best plan for long term follow-up. Though many people have only mild disease, this condition needs early assessment and treatment (if necessary).
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 50 years experience
Yes: There are many sublties to lupus. It requires a rheumatologist to keep you safe from both over and undertreatment.
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Last updated Aug 29, 2019

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