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Do all people with the disease lupus test positive to lupus anticoagulant?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: No

No and it also occurs in people without lupus.

In brief: No

No and it also occurs in people without lupus.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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In brief: No

A patient with lupus is more likely to have a lupus anticoagulant than the general population, but many do not.
Different studies have shown from 8% to 65% of patient with lupus having the lupus anticoagulant. Likewise, most people with the lupus anticoagulant antibody will not have lupus. The name is really a misnomer.

In brief: No

A patient with lupus is more likely to have a lupus anticoagulant than the general population, but many do not.
Different studies have shown from 8% to 65% of patient with lupus having the lupus anticoagulant. Likewise, most people with the lupus anticoagulant antibody will not have lupus. The name is really a misnomer.
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