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A 26-year-old female asked:

Can lupus cause malabsorption when not treated? i jut got a message from my doc saying "strongly specific to lupus" could this be the answer to it all the p.o.t.s and weight loss/malabsorption

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Go back to doctor: You need to sit down and have a face to face chat with your doctor who will be happy to explain to you in detail whether or not you actually have sle and whether or not it is directly responsible for your malabsorption syndrome, which is quite possible. Without seeing you cannot diagnose this.
Dr. Sathish Adigopula
Pediatrics 21 years experience
.: Forms of autoimmune disorders including lupus might cause poor weight gain, malabsorption and other symptoms. You will need to be further work up by gastroenterologist.
Last updated Mar 16, 2015

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