About.com, has a great, short, informational video featuring the Chairman of Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Dr. Bob Lahita. This video provides clear and concise information that will help to give an understanding of what could be some symptoms of lupus. He also gives some fantastic advice by recommending that the patient write down all symptoms being experienced before heading in to a doctor for diagnosis.
If you develop an unexplained rash, are having ongoing fever along with persistent aching or fatigue, write these, and any other accompanying symptoms down and seek a medical professional like a rheumatologist. Please see the related links below.
We have a great tool on our website where you are able to scroll over the body part that is giving you trouble and it clarifies how that could be related to lupus.
Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus has a great referral network that we working on making even more robust. Please find it here:
American College of Rheumatology’s Directory to find a rheumatologist in your area:
Fortunately because of the hard work we are doing here at Molly’s Fund Fighting Lupus, along with the efforts of other lupus organizations and research institutes, awareness is being brought to this debilitating disease. We are making strides in the understanding of lupus, which is leading to quicker diagnosis, the development of better treatments and medications, and ultimately getting steps closer to our goal of a cure.
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