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Why is sle so difficult to diagnose? 

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Symptoms vary

Symptom complex can vary from skin rash to weakness and anemia.
If the rash is not present or atypical it may not be obvious. Also the blood test is not always positive.

In brief: Symptoms vary

Symptom complex can vary from skin rash to weakness and anemia.
If the rash is not present or atypical it may not be obvious. Also the blood test is not always positive.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Masquerade

It can mimic a lot of other problems.
A rheumatologist can usually clarify the diagnosis. It can masquerade as an infection, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, a variety of skin diseases.

In brief: Masquerade

It can mimic a lot of other problems.
A rheumatologist can usually clarify the diagnosis. It can masquerade as an infection, heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, a variety of skin diseases.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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