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: 2002DIAGNOSING LUPUS & HW's LUPUS 101
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