A 35-year-old female asked:
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just dx wit lupus have elev crp. upper left chest pains and upper left back. the pain is beginning on both sides and total upper back. pneumonia?

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Call rheuma: Since pleuritis from lupus may manifest in this manner and the elevated CRP suggests that the disease is active, you need to contact your rheumatologist ASaP
Answered on Aug 23, 2015
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