What mimics lupus?

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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?

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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
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   Posted 6/20/2015 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Diagnosing lupus and some of the diseases that lupus imitates.




MCTD (SLE Lupus, polymyositis, scleroderma). Diagnosed 2005. Kidney, liver, GI tract, dysphagia, raynauds, barretts esophagus, quadriplegic in 2005. Recovered and now active in downhill skiing, golf, hiking. Meds: amlodipine, benezapril, omeprazole, potassium, folic acid, vitamins, maxide.

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