What mimics lupus?

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Alomadawn
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   Posted 6/15/2015 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Can anyone tell me what mimics lupus?
Or if Lupus can definately be ruled out by a blood test?

Lynnwood
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   Posted 6/15/2015 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Lupus shares symptoms with a large number of other auto-immune diseases. Unfortunately, Lupus cannot be ruled IN, nor can it be ruled OUT, with a single test, like a blood test.

Lupus and other auto-immune diseases are diagnosed and treated by a rheumatologist. Diagnosis is based on the presence of at least 4 of 11 symptoms. Check out the link Diagnosing Lupus below and if you are still concerned that Lupus might be a problem, visit a rheumatologist for an evaluation.
Lynnwood, Lupus & Sjogren's Moderator, Dx: 2002
DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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Bsime
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   Posted 6/20/2015 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Diagnosing lupus and some of the diseases that lupus imitates.

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancercauses/sunanduvexposure/skincancerpreventionandearlydetection/skin-cancer-prevention-and-early-detection-u-v-protection

https://www.dom.pitt.edu/rheum/lupusCenter.html

http://www.healthgrades.com/conditions/7-conditions-confused-with-lupus

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