Don't have lupus but need some input please

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   Posted 4/12/2015 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I have RA a happy cousin of lupus. Many of my co workers have lupus and have some of the same problems but naturally there are some big differences. Where I know things about RA I don't know things about lupus. So here is the question I hope some of you can provide some insight.
Background > a co worker of mine has a 19year old daughter who has lupus and two or her sisters/ aunts have it also. ( runs in the family it seems ) the 19 yr old daughter was diagnosed at age 17. ( and in remission :-) ) but now her younger daughter age 10 has been sick for a while, just fatigued , sick to her tummy so bad she won't eat and has frequent headaches. Her doctor did some tests and said she is neg for lupus but has an enlarged spleen and elevated liver enzymes. The doc tells mom not to worry and sends her to a gastrologist for evaluation.
My basic question is does anyone out there have any insight on these symtoms since lupus runs in the family.
I just feel so bad because I know what it's like when your child is sick and you can't get answers right away. You feel helpless I feel for her as a mother. The little girl is only 10 and already dealing with similar stuff that we adults deal with and we can barely hang on some times. Any advise is much appreciated. ( you can find me in the RA / fm / depression forums too.
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   Posted 4/13/2015 5:51 AM (GMT -6)   
That sounds like mono to me. We have just been dealing with that for my daughter. Other idea is strep. When my daughters get strep, the symptoms you describe are just what my kids are like. My daughter just had that a month ago. Have her checked for strep and mono. Although with mono you usually have a really sore throat. My kids don't seem to get the sore throat with strep though. Also, I think that they should keep an eye on her for the lupus. Sometimes it takes a while to present itself. I feel so bad for them! I have three daughters and one was diagnosed with lupus last year. I have it myself. I pray the others don't have it!
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