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... 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)
... with the condition test positive for those AMA or SMA antibodies. ... (5 replies)
... back. This rash stumped my local dermatologists for years. ... (6 replies)

Hello
Mar 16, 2012
... Kafter, hello! Welcome! I was in limbo for decades, so I understand how frustrated one can become. Many of us here have been thru this, so I'm glad you found us. ... (2 replies)
... And there's a completely different set of ACR criteria for RA, so you could also check those out. ... (2 replies)
... some of the same symptoms. I know people who went thru this scenario, whose initial drs. ruled out SLE then "tidily" concluded the patient had NOTHING. ... (9 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)
... antibodies DESPITE a patient's ANA remaining negative! The problem is that drs. typically order tests for ANA subtypes ONLY IF the ANA is positive, so patients with negative ANA therefore can remain in limbo. ... (18 replies)
... Thanks for all of your help and info. It has been a great help! I'll definately keep you posted as to what transpires. Since both RA and SLE are treated almost identically I suppose it's not imparative that I get a definative answer on whether or not I have SLE. ... (4 replies)
... at the top of the thread list, particularly the one with the ACR criteria for diagnosing systemic lupus. You typically must meet at least 4 of the 11 to support a Dx of SLE. The criteria may be met over time, as opposed to all at once. ... (4 replies)
Low iron
May 25, 2008
... of the possible candidates, but I'm not really sure. If I were in your shoes, I'd ask my dr. for more info. ... (1 replies)
... so I definitely feel for you. Here are a couple of things that may be worth considering. ... (6 replies)
... Erfan, Forgot to ask about your sun exposure, since you're in south Florida. Does exposure make your rashes better or worse? In psoriasis, I think sun mostly improves your skin. In contrast, in lupus, sun often triggers &/or worsens rashes. I spoke in a prior post about anti-Ro antibodies & how people with them can be excruciatingly photosensitive. FYI, anti-Ro is... (7 replies)
... subacute cutaneous LE. The word "subacute" is a bit misleading here, as people with this form often meet at least 4 of the 11 ACR criteria for SLE. ... (5 replies)
... I was told to fax ahead a brief medical history, with recent labwork, skin biopsy results, etc. I forced mine to one page, with headers for "Early History" and "Recent". I kept "Early History" brief, but provided more detail for the "Recent" section. At the bottom, I listed attachments with dates. ... (8 replies)
Lupus or Lyme's?
Jan 23, 2007
... Dear Standishtrio, Aftrer a lifetime of varied problems, I started getting recurrent arm/torso rashes in my late 30's. I had a HORRIBLE time getting answers. I fulfilled 4 of the ACR criteria for SLE, but I was finally Dx'ed with the SCLE "susbet" of lupus (SCLE = subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus). SCLE is an intermediate form, falling between SLE (systemic... (3 replies)
New on the board
Aug 20, 2005
... In your shoes, I'd ask for a copy of all test results for your files. ... (17 replies)
... Here is the classification of Lupus for you guys. ... (1 replies)
Is this SLE?
Jul 11, 2017
... of SLE patients have a positive RF, which I take to mean that you can have a positive RF without having RA. ... (3 replies)
... to pin down a dx more refined than the generic "CTD", but one sure senses they look for them! ... (19 replies)


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