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Q. How to confirm that a person is suffering from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus(SLE) ?

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Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 16, 2014 and last reviewed on: Jan 20, 2022

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How to confirm that a person is suffering from SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)?

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Get ANA test (Antinuclear antibodies) done to diagnose SLE. Though ANA is positive in other autoimmune diseases too, it is strongly positive in SLE. Once this test is found to be positive, it is correlated with signs and symptoms to confirm SLE. In case of doubt, other confirmatory tests would be required.


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