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A 30-year-old male asked about a 32-year-old female:

32 female pt mhx denied c\o fever at night with swelling and pain in all the body joint , proceded by pharyngities and flue like symptoms, what's the dx

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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 29 years experience
Need tests,,,: These symptoms are characteristic of an inflammatory autoimmune type joint disease, most likely lupus. It might be another kind like rheumatoid, or part of an autoimmune syndrome like scleroderma. But there is little or no way of knowing without tests for antibodies, like ana, to find out what this is, so it's wise to see your doctor for tests and an exam. Best of luck.
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