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What is criteria in diagnosing lupus ? What are symptoms ?

What is criteria in diagnosing lupus ? What are symptoms ?

Criteria: May include low white cell count, anemia, low platelets, presence of ANA and dsdna, low complement with or without protein or blood in urine. Some symptoms include fatigue, chest pain, arthritis and sun sensitivity with skin rash. ...Read more

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Can you name all the tests for diagnosing lupus?

Can you name all the tests for diagnosing lupus?

TESTS FOR LUPUS: Cbc, urine and sed rare.Following test are important to diagnose lups 1ana titer is an important test, it is positive in 97%of patients with lupus.When threeor more typical features of lupus are present like, skin, joints, kidneys, lungs, heart, blood or nervous system, positive ANA will confirm it 2anti ds dna +iin half patients 3apls antibody+in 30% 4ro/ss-a and la/ss-b in skin lupus sm antibod 30-40%. ...Read more

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How can a dr tell the difference when diagnosing juvenile idiopathic arthritis and lupus?

How can a dr tell the difference when diagnosing juvenile idiopathic arthritis and lupus?

Lab work: Each one has their own characteristics, also specific blood test available to your physician can make the differencial diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can the doctor estimate your remaining lifespan after diagnosing you as having lupus ?

See below: The average lifespan for lupus has improved over the years with newer medications. However, the more aggressive involvement and the presence of other conditions such as diabetes, kidney disease, and heart disease can shorten your lifespan. Your rheumatologist who knows you could give you a better idea in regards to this compared to us. ...Read more

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I have traces of leukocytes in urinalysis, otherwise all lupus test is normal. My doctor is in process of diagnosing me with lupus? Is it concerning?

See answer: Lupus, an autoimmune and chronic inflammatory disease that can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, lungs, nervous system and other organs. About 1.5 million americans have lupus, and 1/3 will develop kidney involvement characterized by protein in the urine and elevated blood creatinine levels. Trace leukocytes in the urine by itself and unassociated with urinary symptoms is most often normal finding. ...Read more

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My dsdna double strand reference was 3.45 and very symptomatic.. S this a positive for lupus how is it scored?

Possibly: this is one of the many blood tests used to diagnose lupus..you should consult your rheumatologist to have them run a full battery of tests ...Read more

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This last 2 weeks feel so run down between p.O.T.S and lupus... Im 27 i want to feel normal. But i don't think ill ever be "normal" again. :/?

See below: Go the lupus foundation of america's website to find a support group for lupus patients near you. I think you would find this beneficial and you would also learn how other patients cope with the disease. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

Autoimmune disease: Lupus (or sle or systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune disease that can cause many symptoms including joint pains, kidney disease, rashes, blood count disturbances and more. Your doctor can evaluate if you need to be tested. ...Read more

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What is lupus?

Inflammatory disease: Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease [instead of your body fighting germs or bacteria, it starts to attack healthy cells] with unknown cause. ...Read more

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