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A 39-year-old female asked:

positive ana 1:640speckled 1:80speckled strong family history of lupus and ra i get rashes joint pain sob fatigue fevers no diagnosis yet have to do pft why?

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Dr. Bahman Omrani
Pain Management 17 years experience
CTD & Lungs : With clinical features of lupus/ra, family history of lupus/ra, & blood tests indicating an underlying rheumatological disorder, most likely ra/lupus or another auto-immune disease process is present. Pft is one way of evaluating unexplained sob. Both RA & lupus can cause various forms of pulmonary disease which is another indication for the pft. Breath deep and as hard as you can!

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Last updated Sep 2, 2015

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