A 19-year-old female asked:
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i was diagnosed with psoriasis 4-5 years ago (at the age of 14-15). could this be misdiagnosed with lupus?my parent has lupus

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Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
It is possible: Although the symptoms are very different. You are female and lupus does tend to affect females, and possibly several members of a family. Get another opinion please, or just ask to be rechecked because of this concern. Good luck to you!
Answered on Apr 24, 2019
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