A 39-year-old female asked:
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my doctor explained to me that he thinks i have lupus but it hasn't fully manifested yet. is that normal?

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Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
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.
Answered on Jun 3, 2013
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
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.
Answered on Jun 3, 2013
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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
But "chemical lupus does exist! Labs without Sx are not a disease!
Jun 2, 2013

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