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A 39-year-old female asked:

My doctor explained to me that he thinks i have lupus but it hasn't fully manifested yet. is that normal?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: You could have undifferentiated connective tissue which could explain the above statement that your doctor made. However; if you have not consulted with a rheumatologist, i would recommend that you do so.
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Yes: Lupus can evolve over years and become a more obvious diagnosis as time goes on. I personally do not believe in the concept of undifferentiated connective tissue disorder. The majority of these cases eventually turn out to be lupus.
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
But "chemical lupus does exist! Labs without Sx are not a disease!
Jun 2, 2013

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