What are the signs of sle?

Lupus. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can afffect any organ system. Most commonly, joints become inflammed (painful and sometimes swollen). Skin rashes are common as well, especially on the face; when distributed over the cheeks , this rash is called a malar rash. Oral ulcers are sometimes noted and fever can be present as well. Pleuritic chest pains that worsen with deep breaths can occur.
Lupus. Systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) is a long-term autoimmune disorder that may affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001471/.

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can you have SLE diagnosed without auto antibodies in blood work? What are the four critical signs of SLE?

Rarely. A small percentage of lupus patients are ANA negative. There are eleven diagnostic criteria which you can Google and find easily. Read more...
Very unlikely. 98-99% of people who have lupus will have a (+) ANA. If the ANA is (-) then the likelihood of lupus is very remote . In my experience the most helpful signs IF PRESENT are: 1) joint swelling (not pain) 2) A facial/body rash recognizable to someone with experience in recognizing Lupus rashes (there are many mimicks) 3) evidence of kidney disease ( by looking at urine tests) 4) low WBC or platlets. Read more...