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... Lupus diagnosis is based on a combination of symptoms and labs. The anti dsDNA is specific for lupus, but people with this antibody almost always have a positive ANA as well. Was an ANA done? ... (1 replies)
... A few weeks later, I went to a teaching hospital in Boston, whose lupus clinic was recommended to me. There, I saw a medical fellow who examined me and was under the supervision of one of the hospital's top lupus doctors. ... (10 replies)
... If you want further documentation of any signs and symptoms you have, try making a two column, one page sheet with the ACR criteria on one side and the Hughes criteria on the other. Both can be found in the sticky notes on lupus board. ... (22 replies)

... Many of your symptoms could fit with lupus and some are more suggestive of low thyroid. ... (7 replies)
... Thanks very much for your thoughts. ... (11 replies)
... This is a very good summary of SLE findings. It would be helpful to have this posted as a sticky post at the top of the lupus board, if administrators approve. ... (1 replies)
... called "alternative criteria" for lupus. ... (73 replies)
... to pin down a dx more refined than the generic "CTD", but one sure senses they look for them! ... (19 replies)
... sufficient to diagnose lupus. Instead lupus is dx'ed by the 11 criteria you may find in the "sticky posts". ... (8 replies)
Do I have Lupus?
Oct 29, 2013
... rue that sometimes the blood test evidence of it takes years to show up. Mine took 10 years after I had ongoing symptoms. It is just too bad it has taken so long for any of your health care providers to recognize it. ... (2 replies)
... aka Lupus erythematosus panniculitis, aka Lobular panniculitis. Rare inflammation of subcutaneous fat below skin surface causing outer skin to thicken and raise. ... (0 replies)
... must meet 4 or more of the 11 to sustain a dx of systemic lupus. These may be met over time, meaning not necessarily simultaneously. For each met, envision checking it off permanently, like you're writing in indelible ink. ... (4 replies)
Oct 20, 2012
... But I also had recurrent rashes for years that should have spelled lupus, had my local dermatologists been familiar with the rash type I had. i.e., I had enough to create a solid lupus Dx. ... (3 replies)
Lupus or RA
Jun 26, 2012
... There actually isn't a single test for lupus, or for RA either. ... (11 replies)
... and lupus LOVES hormonal shifts, I was told. ... (16 replies)
... Now look again at the ACR criteria for SLE. Only several above "make" the criteria list, because only they are considered "specific" enough to be on the list. ... (7 replies)
... Ro, an autoantibody that's seen in lupus and in Sjogren's syndrome. ... (18 replies)
... Have you heard of lupus presenting like this? ... (10 replies)
... Hi & welcome! Do you suspect your V-shaped neck and chest rash might be a lupus-specific rash? Problem is, dermies don't (or probably shouldn't!) Dx as rash as lupus-specific based solely on appearance. A proper evaluation can involve deep-punch biopsy with immune stain tests, specialized bloodwork (which may or may not show anything), a thorough medical history, standard... (2 replies)
Could it be Lupus
Jun 29, 2009
... larger bookstores. Look for Dr. Daniel J. ... (6 replies)

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