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Is It Common To Have Graves Disease And Lupus At The Same Time?

I was diagnosed with Grave s Disease in January of this year. I am doing much better and have slowly been reducing methymazole dosage. Today my blood work came back positive for lupus and I am supposed to see a rheumatologist for more tests. Is this common...the Grave s and positive for lupus. I don t feel I have any lupus symptoms...
Thu, 24 Oct 2019
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Hello,

Both positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) and anti-DNA antibodies have been reported in patients with autoimmune thyroid disease.

Graves is one of the autoimmune condition affecting the thyroid tissue. You don't necessarily have lupus if you don't have any of its symptoms.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr SAMEEN BIN NAEEM, General & Family Physician
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. SAMEEN BIN NAEEM's  Response
Hello,

Both positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) and anti-DNA antibodies have been reported in patients with autoimmune thyroid disease.

Graves disease is one of the autoimmune disorders affecting the thyroid tissue. You don't need to worry about lupus if you don't have any of its symptoms.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr SAMEEN BIN NAEEM, General & Family Physician
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Is It Common To Have Graves Disease And Lupus At The Same Time?

Hello, Both positive antinuclear antibody (ANA) and anti-DNA antibodies have been reported in patients with autoimmune thyroid disease. Graves is one of the autoimmune condition affecting the thyroid tissue. You don t necessarily have lupus if you don t have any of its symptoms. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr SAMEEN BIN NAEEM, General & Family Physician