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Diagnosed with SLE. Multiple lumps around neck. Told it is inflamed lymph nodules. When is testing required?

Hi. My son was diagnosed with SLE a few years ago ( he is five now) and has multiple pea sized and larger bumps all around his neck and some reaching just above his collarbone. I believe these are inflamed lymph nodules and I understand that they can increase in size and number on occassion from viruses or illness but how do you know when further testing is needed?
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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If they are not settling despite conrol of lupus they may need to be biopsies.
Answered: Sun, 31 Mar 2013
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