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High+anax10yrs, other antibodies neg.Recurring flares: joint pain, lethargy, sicca, chest pain, rashes.All sun induced.Responds to 10mg prednis. Best dx?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Guessing

Too difficult to answer. Rheumatologic disease is often recognized by subtle characteristics of disease and progression over time.
Can't be seen or well appreciated on line. Symptoms are often vague and overlap. Labs are helpful but not diagnostic. Best "test" is consistent follow up with rheumatologist and best diagnosis is what they give you.

In brief: Guessing

Too difficult to answer. Rheumatologic disease is often recognized by subtle characteristics of disease and progression over time.
Can't be seen or well appreciated on line. Symptoms are often vague and overlap. Labs are helpful but not diagnostic. Best "test" is consistent follow up with rheumatologist and best diagnosis is what they give you.
Dr. Dan Fisher
Dr. Dan Fisher
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2 doctors agree

In brief: SLE

Lupus fits the bill.

In brief: SLE

Lupus fits the bill.
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
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Dr. Norman Levine
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lupus

The most likely diagnosis is systemic lupus erythematosus.

In brief: Lupus

The most likely diagnosis is systemic lupus erythematosus.
Dr. Norman Levine
Dr. Norman Levine
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