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How and where to take care of a patient suffering from SLE ?

Yes I have a question about SLE please help me... How and where to take care of a patient suffering from SLE !
Asked On : Sat, 6 Mar 2010
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Systemic lupus erythematosus, referred to as SLE or lupus, is sometimes called the "great imitator." Why? Because of its wide range of symptoms, people often confuse lupus with other health problems.

Lupus affects mainly the joints, kidneys and skin. It can range from mild to serious. Yet, there is much reason for hope. Improvements in treatment have greatly improved these patients' quality of life and increased their lifespan

Consult general physician or rheumatologist who will help you regarding the treatment and further plan of action.You need regular monitoring for same
Answered: Fri, 3 May 2013
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  Anonymous's Response

Lupus it is a life long disorder man. What it needs is medical support rather than cure. So be along with regular follow ups with your doctor. Join support groups. That should be fine I guess.

Answered: Mon, 8 Mar 2010
Rheumatologist Dr. Raheesh Ravindran's  Response
Dear sir/madam, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is an autoimmune disorder ( where the body's defence mechanism attacks its own cells).Its an incurable disease but can be very well controlled with drugs.If you meet a rheumatologist well in advance ,i.e before the disease causes any major organ damage (eg.Kidney) you have a great chance of doing well with the disease. If you have still not met a rheumatologist please do so immediately. If you are in India you can visit centers like SGPGI , Lucknow,C.M.C vellore, N.I.M.S Hyderabad......These centers have doctors with good experience in dealing with lupus like diseases. Early and effective treatment is the key to success in LUPUS.Hope you find my answer useful. Take care.
Answered: Thu, 23 Jun 2011
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