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

agree? even with all the correct tests for dle may not be100% accurate may not find cases of seronegative sle.diagnosis is accurate combo of symptoms?

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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Lupus: You are right. Diagnosis is made taking into account physical exam findings test results and some times radiology images.

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What are common neurological symptoms for seronegative antiphospholipid syndrome and once treated do these symptoms go away?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
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A 53-year-old female asked:

What is your opinion of seronegative Myasthenia Gravis and how would you go about diagnosing it?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
A few approaches: However, do your doctors seriously suspect Myasthenia Gravis, and have they done an anti-MUSK study? A Tensilon test is archaic but might help, and single fiber EMG is yet another approach.
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A 28-year-old female asked:

28f, no Myasthenia Abs except 14% AChR modulating (ref <20% loss). Is a 14% loss meaningless? All other tests neg. (Also have seronegative HT, ANA+)

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
Please repost: Do you have myasthenia gravis? If so, how long? How severe? How diagnosed? With what treated? Principal symptoms? Also please include your doctor's answer to your question, or if you haven't asked your doctor, why not.
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A 51-year-old male asked about a 33-year-old female:

I have heard from a specialist that Hydroxychloriquine is a very gentle drug the weakest and safest of all drugs for Discoid Lupus that rhuematologists use. ,and is not an immunosuppressive so won't affect immune system .Very effective for DLE.True?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: Good luck. If you need a systemic Rx rather than topical, this is a good try-first.

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