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16 female, joint pain in episodes cca every 10 days, mother had scle now not treated, my ana 1:20 neg ( other not tested), very high igg levels. ?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Possibly inherited: Systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) has long been appreciated to arise from both genetic and environmental factors. Evidence for genetic origins of the disease come from the observation of familial aggregation (up to 10% of patients with sle have another family member with disease) and occurrence in identical twins.Further exam and eating by rheumatologist suggested.

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