Jump to content
Invision Community
FORUMS BLOG/NEWS USER BLOGS USER MEDIA ADVERTS   ADD  MANAGE CHAT CLUBS & USER'S PERSONAL FORUMS LINK EXCHANGE
META-99 SEARCH ENGINE             CONTACT US
Sign in to follow this  
davidtrump

How is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus diagnosed?

Recommended Posts

How is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus diagnosed?


Your doctor will do a physical exam to check for typical signs and symptoms of lupus, including:

sun sensitivity rashes, such as a malar or butterfly rash
mucous membrane ulcers, which may occur in the mouth or nose
arthritis, which is swelling or tenderness of the small joints of the hands, feet, knees, and wrists
hair loss
hair thinning
signs of cardiac or lung involvement, such as murmurs, rubs, or irregular heartbeats

No one single test is diagnostic for SLE, but screenings that can help your doctor come to an informed diagnosis include:

blood tests, such as antibody tests and a complete blood count
a urinalysis
a chest X-ray

Your doctor might refer you to a rheumatologist, which is a doctor who specializes in treating joint and soft tissue disorders and autoimmune diseases.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...