70% of all SLE patients are dsDNA positive while 30% of all SLE patents are Sm positive. On the other hand, 90-95% of all patients that have repeatedly definitely positive dsDNA and 98-99% Sm posive have SLE. Therefore, false posiive dsDNA and Sm are infrequent, but may occur in patients with autoimmune, connective tisse diseases other than SLE, with infection, or in absence of any disease.
I am still reviewing his medical reports I left of in 2002. He first started having generalized weakness, cough, vomiting and abdominal pain back in 2000. The toxicology report is still pending.
I'm wondering if I could have Sj?gren?s syndrome but I don't know how I would find out. Can you help me??
I have been diagnosed with ringworm by one doctor and diagnosed with lupus by another doctor, how can i know for sertain what i have before i take a drug that may harm me?
I am currently diagnosed with UCTD with a high probability of Lupus. No major organ involvement. For months i had a fever of 99-100 F, this eventually led to the diagnostic tests that revealed the high ANA titer, referral to Rheumatologist and diagnosis.
I am currently also dealing with colostridium difficile, or C. diff. It is exhausting to say the least.
Currently I have been off of the prescribed vancomycin for 9 days. I am having a small increase in BM and stomach bloating. I also have a 99.1-99.5F temp off and on throughout the day.
How can a physician determine if it is once again the lupus or autoimmune condition causing the raise in temp, or the c.diff?
Also, I seem to notice an increased temp during ovulation and premenstrually, would lupus have anything to do with this?
I seem to be having a hard time fighting off infection, and I imagine this too has to do with the autoimmune condition. My WBC is low (3.7)
How is lupus passed form person to person
A relative of mine was diagnosed with Lupus several years ago.
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