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Hearing Loss, Ear Health, and Lupus

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Complete Blood Count (CBC) Tests and Lupus

A complete blood count (CBC) can give you and your lupus treatment team a...

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C-Reactive Protein Complement Test and Lupus

C-Reactive protein including C3, C4, and CH50 are heavily involved in immune system function...

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Why Doctors Misdiagnose Lupus (& What You Can Do!)

It’s common for clinicians to misdiagnose lupus or suggest that symptoms are a result of stress. In fact, 68% of Lupus Warriors report seeing 3 or more doctors before being diagnosed. All types of lupus including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE),...

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Lupus Diagnosis: Connecting the Dots

Known as "The Great Imitator," getting a lupus diagnosis can be frustrating. It involves reviewing laboratory tests, symptoms, and family history When you're not feeling well, you want to know what the cause is. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for the lupus diasgnosis process to take months or years...

Day-to-Day Living

Share Your Story: Sandra’s Diagnosis

Welcome to Share Your Story -- Where Lupus Warriors tell their own stories, in their own words. Editor's note: Share Your Story is a new segment where anyone can write personal pieces that will be published anonymously on LupusCorner.  If you are interested in contributing to Share Your Story, please send...

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Lupus Nephritis: 6 Classes of Kidney Disease

Caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus nephritis is a serious, and relatively common, kidney disorder. In September, Selena Gomez shared with her fans via Instagram that she had received a kidney transplant due to complications of lupus. The two kidneys are the primary members of the renal system in the...

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CB-CAPs: 2 Biomarkers For Diagnosing Lupus

Diagnosing lupus is a challenge. But, new biomarkers known as CB-CAPS can improve lupus detection by 48%. Lupus symptoms are often confused with those of other conditions. This causes many people to be misdiagnosed and even prescribed inappropriate medications. An inaccurate diagnosis can allow lupus to go unchecked. This can lead to permanent...

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Blood Test Identifies Relatives with High Lupus Risk

A new blood test may help identify relatives of people with lupus who have an increased risk of developing the disease. New research out of the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF) may help clinicians identify which relatives are at the greatest lupus risk. OMRF scientists, Judith James, M.d., Ph.D.,...

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Tracking Lupus Symptoms and Treatments

It can be hard enough to remember what you ate for lunch yesterday. Relying on memory to track lupus isn't enough. Keeping track diligently of lupus symptoms, flares, and treatments are a crucial part of finding out what is working for you -- and just as importantly, what isn't working....