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Lupus question
Mar 29, 2016
... which are located above the user threads. Generally you must meet 4 or more of the 11 to create a dx of SLE. They're meant to be cumulative, meaning once each is met, envision it checked off in indelible ink. ... (1 replies)
... your struggle for clarity. I'm only a patient, but I suspect it's MUCH harder for a doctor to sort thru NEW things when you ALREADY have RA, psoriasis, and and Hashimoto's thyroiditis. ... (3 replies)
... Fibromyalgia. I've never read that fibro can elevate CRP and ESR. I've always pictured it as a pain syndrome that lacks those very features. I hope others chip in on this. ... (14 replies)

... to pin down a dx more refined than the generic "CTD", but one sure senses they look for them! ... (19 replies)
... The "4 of 11" diagnostic criteria bear out the overriding importance of only two of the antibodies. ... (4 replies)
... and the pattern just show how strong the antibodies are and what part of the cells the antibodies are attacking. Some people test positive even when they don't have an autoimmune disease if they're fighting off certain infections. ... (6 replies)
Nov 16, 2015
... Allie, hi and welcome! I'm sorry you're having problems that require a rheum's assessment, but I'm glad you went. Re your blood labs, lupus is never diagnosed on labs alone. ... (25 replies)
... welcome. No single test diagnoses lupus. Instead, a set of 11 criteria are used to diagnose and classify it. ... (15 replies)
... Exhausted, pain in my hips, my knees, my heart feels weird at times on a daily basis, pain when breathing deep, dizzy, fuzzy head, twitches all over my body, like nobody believes me, depressed. ... (73 replies)
... Hi all. Initially I was a poster on the anxiety boards, because my pcp tried to convince me that my symptoms were caused by an anxiety disorder. ... (8 replies)
... I'm just a patient, so please read in that light! ... (3 replies)
Possible Lupus?
Feb 5, 2016
... I think that kind of test is a called a cascade test. i.e., which continues to round B only if Round A is positive. ... (9 replies)
... n't know. But there can be false negatives that occur in ANA testing. I would just have it rechecked again to be sure of the results. My guess would be that your Lupus may be in remission. Lab Corp is the lab I go to, but I have to use a different lab online in ordering the test. ... (8 replies)
... In a chart in his lupus hardcover, Dr. Wallace calls its specificity for LUPUS just "fair". It's seen in lupus, in Sjogren's, and maybe even in some other things, too. ... (15 replies)
... and several of my dermies had that thought initially, too. After many tries, this rash was diagnosed as subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, abbreviated SCLE. ... (18 replies)
... epidermal juntion, proving the rash was some form of lupus rash. FYI, people in the SCLE group may meet 4 or more of the criteria for SLE, or may meet fewer. ... (4 replies)
Drug Induced Lupus
Oct 15, 2007
... out SLE but not getting a Dx. ... (5 replies)
... D But here's a longer answer, too, for whatever it's worth. I HOPE OTHERS CHIP IN ON THIS, AS LAB REPORTS SEEM TO VARY IN LAYOUT A LOT. ... (3 replies)
Lab help
Apr 12, 2016
... doesn't mean you have lupus. Instead it's a flag for doctors for patients who do have it "for sure", that the patient may be in a flare. ... (5 replies)
... ie. multiple autoimmune problems, high positive ANA count, etc. ... (22 replies)

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