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A 50-year-old male asked about a 78-year-old male:

Visited dermatology ,possible dle in ears and scalp,slight loss of hair about 100 a day.blood test and urine normal would both tests confirm if sle?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Doubt SLE: Discoid lupus seldom heralds systemic lupus unless you feel as bad systemically as lupus patients do. With negative anti-nucler antibodies, systemic lupus is extremely unlikely.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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Thanks for the follow up. You are very welcome.
Apr 24, 2016

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