Possible lupus

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Date Joined Apr 2015
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   Posted 1/24/2018 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I have chronic Lyme. So I know symptoms can be similar.
Recently I started getting mouth sores they last up to a week. Painful. Severe joint pain, hands and ankle swelling, hair loss,cognitive impairment, obstructive sleep apnea, abnormal liver enzymes and hemangioma, kidney problems and cyst, GI problems, extreme fatigue, fevers.
So my dr finally did additional blood work
ESR 80 never elevated.
WBC dropping now 2.7
GFR 48
Can’t get in to Rheumatologist until March 20.
What do you think?

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   Posted 1/24/2018 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Typically, four or more of the following eleven criteria must be present to make a diagnosis of systemic lupus.

1. Malar rash: butterfly-shaped rash across cheeks and nose
2. Discoid (skin) rash: raised red patches
3. Photosensitivity: skin rash as result of unusual reaction to sunlight
4. Mouth or nose ulcers: usually painless
5. Arthritis (nonerosive) in two or more joints, along with tenderness, swelling, or effusion. With nonerosive arthritis, the bones around joints don’t get destroyed.
6. Cardio-pulmonary involvement: inflammation of the lining around the heart (pericarditis) and/or lungs (pleuritis)
7. Neurologic disorder: seizures and/or psychosis
8. Renal (kidney) disorder: excessive protein in the urine, or cellular casts in the urine
9. Hematologic (blood) disorder: hemolytic anemia, low white blood cell count, or low platelet count
10. Immunologic disorder: antibodies to double stranded DNA, antibodies to Sm, or antibodies to cardiolipin
11. Antinuclear antibodies (ANA): a positive test in the absence of drugs known to induce it.
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