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Because lupus can produce a variety of symptoms in different individuals, it may take some time for a physician to actually make the diagnosis. Often a doctor will say that lupus might be present, but that the current symptoms are insufficient to signify a firm diagnosis. - Johns Hopkins Medicine

Deep Dive into Lupus


About Lupus

Although no one symptom qualifies someone as having lupus, certain clinical techniques can be used to narrow down the diagnosis. For example, a test for antinuclear antibodies (ANAs) in the blood is probably the first tool a physician will use. For more information, visit the John Hopkins Medicine Lupus Center.

Maryland Treatment Cen

Systemic lupus erythematosus (“SLE” or “lupus”) can be overwhelming and mysterious at times. In this video series, Dr. Stojan of the Johns Hopkins Lupus Center shares an overview of this disease, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and lifestyle considerations. Visit the John Hopkins Lupus Center for more information.

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