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A 44-year-old female asked:

My mother has lupus (sle) and i have been tested for it in the past - the result was negative. i am having symptoms similar to what she had when diagnosed. is it possible to develop the disease after earlier testing negative?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Yes: A positive diagnosis comprises symptoms that might develop at different times and specific tests that might become positive only during disease activity. Following up with a rheumatologist well versed in lupus and it’s variants is recommended.
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