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What does a lupus score or count indicate?

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Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :1954

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Posted on Wed, 25 Jul 2018 in Lupus
Question: What does it mean to have a lupus score or count
Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Various scales are used to monitor disease activity

Detailed Answer:
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I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. Systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE is a multisystemic disorder. The disease is not treatable but the progression of the disease can be monitored and kept in control (at least to some extent). Various scales have been set up to evaluate the disease activity. Probably you are talking about such a score. For example, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index-2000 is a score used to define active disease. The details can be found at:
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