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can discoid lupus turn into systemic lupus?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Traditionally 5 per cent of the time , but the numbers vary depending on the series of patients chosen and time interval they were followed, .
Answered on Jul 24, 2019
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Dr. PREM Menon
45 years experience Allergy and Immunology
MAY NOT: Usually not.
Answered on Jul 24, 2019

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No! : Different disease. ANA titer is irrelevant! more important are the panel markers.
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