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What are symptoms of lupus?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
11 criteria: There are 11 diagnostic criteria for systemic lupus including joint pain, characteristic rash, hair loss, raynauds, seizures, kidney inflammation, pleurisy or pericarditis, low white count, etc.
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
Rheumatology 21 years experience
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. The diagnosis is best made by a rheumatologist who sees a lot of lupus patients.

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