A 41-year-old female asked:
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diagnosed w/lupus 10 years ago &have been on plaqunenil. for past 6 years, my sed rate, c3, c4, and crp have been normal.my double stranded dna has been always negative. i have ana 1:640 and other qualifying symptoms. do i no longer have lupus ?

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Dr. Kristen Dall-winther
16 years experience Family Medicine
You still have lupus: Lupus is not a curable condition, unfortunately. Most likely, the plaquenil has been controlling your lupus well, which is why your labs may have improved. This is good news! Please make sure you are having lab work done, and regular eye exams - both at least annually.
Answered on Jul 29, 2020
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