Joan and I joke about the Lyme's deal daily at this point in time. Its like disease of the day! They have tested me enough for it. Seems like first line test. The Lupus question was on the horizon looooong before IBD even became a though process. I was tested for Celiac disease and I do not show any gluten sensitivity. That was a question well expored from the days of DP. I suppose I am curious to see how Lupus can mimic IBD and have received alot of info on HW the last 24 hours. Since the biopsies do not show any vascular type disease I would have to say I am content with the IBD Dx as it stands today rather than it being Lupus related although maybe the infectious route has some merit. I dont think its a simple answer no matter how its looked at . Some of this stuff seems to require time and eventually the body will give up its secret.