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Gums are very red and tender. Tested positive for auto amunine disorder. Could it be lupus?

My daughters gums are very red and tender, dentist could not find anything. Saw a ent doc. He wants to do a biopsy. Did blood work. Tested positive for auto amunine disorder. Somethimes here jaw hurts to open her mouth. Could it be lupus? She 38 years old. She thin. You should of said up front there was a charge. Goodbye, this is probably a scam
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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it could be lupus, however does she have any other features of lupus like photosensitivity, arthritis, oral ulcers or pleuritis.
since lupus is a multi system disorder it is difficult to diagnose just on the basis of this.
it would probably be worth it to get a biopsy done to get to the root of the problem.
Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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