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zulily
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   Posted 2/20/2015 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry if this sounds like a stupid question but Is the thyroid gland considered organ involvement?

couchtater
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   Posted 2/21/2015 12:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hmmmm..
good question....
IMHO, I believe it's considered an organ and if lupus affects organs then it's considered organ involvement.
Joy
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zulily
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   Posted 2/21/2015 1:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks

Barbara Lee
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   Posted 2/21/2015 3:02 AM (GMT -6)   
zulily:

Here is an article that was on the Lupus Foundation website I believe this should answer some of your questions on lupus affecting the thyroid.

http://www.lupus.org/magazine/entry/thyroid-therapy

Hope this helps you out.

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Barbara
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