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A 20-year-old member asked:

what are the symptoms of systemic lupus?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Many: Sle causes many different symptoms ranging from a butterfly rash on the face, thinning hair, diffuse joint pain, seizures, chest pain and renal failure.
Dr. PREM Menon
Allergy and Immunology 46 years experience
MULTI SYSTEM: Affects all organs of the body and need prednisone, antibiotics and immunosuppressants to treat.

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Which percentage of diagnosed lupus cases are sle, systemic lupus erythmatosus?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Lupus: Lupus comes in 4 major types: systemic, discoid (skin only), neonatal, and drug-induced. Some people who have an abnormality in their immune system and fail to make a body defense protein called complement are also at risk for developing lupus. It has been estimated that 1.5 million people in the US have one of these lupus forms. Women are 2-3 times more likely to develop this disease than men.
A 20-year-old member asked:

What is systemic lupus?

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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Lupus: Systemic lupus is an autoimmune condition which is best dealt with a rheumatologist or an oncolologist. This can be a very serious problem and i reccomend the best specialists you can find.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if I have systemic lupus?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Testing: If there is a question a rheumatologist can guide you.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Help me understand systemic lupus?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
S L E : Systemic lupus erythematosus is an auto immune disease, that can affect skin, joints, kodneys, brain, and other organs.Auto immune means bodys immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues symptoms vary from person to person and may come and go.It is diagnosed with history of symptoms and blood tests for several antibodies it is treated with steroids and non steroidal meds, avoid sun and wear protect.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are some natural treatments for systemic lupus?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
None: There are no natural treatments that have been proven to be effective.

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