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Regarding Lupus: why is it so hard and takes so long to diagnose; Are there any definitive diagnostic tests ?

By Anonymous November 14, 2010 - 3:26pm
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To diagnose lupus:
"The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical and family history, and perform a physical exam. The diagnosis is based on symptoms, especially for young women. No single test can determine if you have lupus. But, a number of blood tests for specific antibodies can confirm diagnosis."

Have you been diagnosed with lupus? What symptoms are you currently experiencing, and do you have any additional questions we can help you answer? You may find this information helpful: EmpowHER Condition page: Lupus

November 14, 2010 - 9:14pm
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