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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Could I have lupus
I am 44 yr old female and having some generalized problems. I have red skin over my cheeks and nose, I have stiff fingers, neck, and etc. I have had problems with my heart, lungs and most recently with a inflamation problem with my head(occipital nerve) when I was in the hospital I had some abnormal lab work (elevated sed rate, anemia, abnormal mri and ct head scans. I am seeing my neruologist this week. what do I need to ask him when I go in? Should I be tested further for Lupus?
Yes, these symptoms warrant investigations for systemic immunological diseases such as lupus and vasculitis.
Ram Raj Singh, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati