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what is lupus and symptoms?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Many things...: Systemic lupus erythematosus can be a serologic diagnosis with minimal sxs to a serious illness.Fortunately, with the medications we have in rheumatology, most patients do very well. Lupus causes blood vessel inflamation that can damage the kidneys, the brain, and other organs.Hematologic abnormalities are common. Many patients can be managed with a siimple drug, hydroxychloroquine. Common sx ->.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
19 years experience Rheumatology
Complex: Lupus is a complex autoimmune disease in which the body is attacking its own tissue. Lupus is famous for affecting different people in different ways. The effects can be so different from person to person that it does not even look like they have the same diagnosis.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013

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