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What is the best treatment for lupus?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
No BEST!: If you have lupus, see a reputable rheumatologist. That doctor will guide you in the treatment of this terrible and chronic disease. You may need to see several physicians with lupus. It affects multiple parts of the body. Treatment may be varied and may change from time to time. If there are concerns, get a second or third opinion perhaps from a tertiary referral center. Best 2 u in 2-0-1-2!
Dr. Michael Laccheo
Dr. Michael Laccheoanswered
Rheumatology 15 years experience
Varies: That would depend on the type and manifestations of the lupus in an individual patient. No one treatment is "the best" in all cases.
Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine 28 years experience
A good doctor...: After reading some of the other answers from my colleagues... In my opinion the best treatments for lupus are a good rheumatologist; and more importantly...A positive attitude!

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