How common ice lupus misdiagnosed for sarcoidosis?

Labs,imaging, biopsy. Lupus and sarcoidosis affects many organs and both can have similar symptoms.However doctor(rheumatologist) can differentiate these two diseases by various blood tests, imaging and sometimes biopsy - skin, liver and kidney depending on the organ involved.So the diagnosis is often clear, raraly misdiagnosed. The diagnosis must be confirmed as the treatment options are quite different.

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If you have lupus and sarcoidosis and you get treatment. How long could you live for?

Can't tell. The longevity in these two diseases actually depends on how active they are. Lots of people do well for long since the disease underwent a spontaneous remission or a remission after therapy. Read more...

I'm just wondering, if you have lupus and sarcoidosis and you refuse treatment. How long could you live for?

It depends. It depends on the organ involvement. Talk to your rheumatologist who knows your case best and he or she could give you a better estimate. Read more...

I have lupus, sarcoidosis, osteoporosis. I'm have EXCRUCIATING pain in left shin.?

Neuropathy. May be some sort of neuropathy which was provoked by your underlying medical condition. Then again, that is what a neurologist would tell you but do not forget other sources of pain too. See your regular doctor, if they do not feel that there is a musculoskeletal cause they will likely refer you to a neurologist. Read more...

Ana positive strong family history of lupus. Lupus symptoms. Could it be sarcoidosis instead of lupus.

Maybe. ANA positive diseases are related. Diagnosis is based not just on serologic testing, but also on your clinical symptoms. You should be evaluated by a rheumatologist in order to receive an accurate diagnosis and then receive the most appropriate treatment. Read more...
Possibly. There is insufficient information in your question to determine whether you have sarcoidosis or not. You should definitely see a doctor if you are not already doing so. Read more...

Neuro diagnosis MS on 7/21/14. My rheumatologist thinks I also have sarcoidosis or lupus. I had lesions biopsies today but all my blood work is neg. Possible

MS + rheum? It would be unusual, but not impossible, to be diagnosed with MS and lupus or sarcoidosis. Your biopsy tests should help. Normal blood work is a vote against lupus, but it is not proof. The rash you have could be a form of skin lupus (discoid) even when blood tests are normal. Read more...
Comments. Sometimes, lupus, and less commonly sarcoidosis can mimic MS, but usually can easily be sorted out with blood studies or other diagnostic tests. Your skin lesions make me wonder about Lyme disease, another copycat. It is not rare to have two associated autoimmune disorders, so would agree with diligent workup. Gilenya (fingolimod) is a very good drug for MS, and may help stabilize most of this. Read more...