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What tests are done for lupus sle please son is 20 in itu for 7 weeks with viral flu and fuo rheumatic fever when 8 had loads of antibiotics?

ANA FIRST. The first test done is called an anti nuclear antibody or ana. If this test is positive then we proceed with further testing to look more specifically for lupus.. There are other antibodies that can be tested that will tell you if lupus is more likely there or not. It is also determined by the presence of certain symptoms.There are 11 symptoms that are associated with lupus. But ANA first. Read more...
The ANA. The ANA is the best screening test. If that test is negative, you can usually stop there. If it is positive other tests for more specific autoantibodies can be performed. Read more...

What happens if you give antibiotics to a patient with some sort of autoimmune disease like lupus? Can this cause problems? Kind regards

Should not cause. Any issues relative to the sle. Read more...
Antibiotics. Antibiotics are used to treat an infection. It likely would have less side effects than the infection would on your autoimmune disease. Read more...
Can be given. Antibiotics can be given to pts with lupus.If they have kidney disease, doses need to be adjusted for level of kidney function.If they are on immunosuppressive medications for controlling lupus, drug interactions must be considered. Read more...

I have Lupus. Per Dr. I have taken antibiotics treatment twice for "kidney infection" still, feeling bad what is next?

Lupus. 44 F from CA has Lupus. Has taken abiotic 2 x for kidney infection. Still feeling bad. Asks: What is next? ANS: Broad question: I cannot tell the future. But if you give me more information I can likely help figure out what is going on. Give me a consult. Read more...

Is erythematosus lupus a viral infection treated by shingles antibiotic?

Not a virus yet. Systemic lupus erythematosis is an autoimmune disease where antibodies are directed at one`s own tissues including joints, skin, kidneys, lungs and even brain. While we now have excellent treatments for this once commonly fatal disease, we do not know the trigger or triggers that set off the immune system. Even though infectious agents are suspected, none have as yet been identified or treated. Read more...

Dr suspects infected saliva glands and have antibiotics, have chest and back pain also. Lungs are clear. Could this relate to suspected lupus?

Maybe. There are any number of things that can bring on a flare up of lupus. It's doubtful the lupus caused the infection but the infection could have caused a flare-up which is causing your chest & back pain. Lupus is known to cause pain anywhere in the body or everywhere in the body at pretty much anytime but generally is associated with stress - in this case physical stress from infection. Read more...
Very unlikely. . Lupus would have other signs and symptoms that are not necessarily related to yours. Most probably you do have an infection of the suspected region and your aches can very well be a collateral effect of your infection. Wait for the medicine to do its job. Then, if still sick after 72 hours, go back to your doctor and try a different treatment. Read more...