anaemia, feeling unwell pains and aches, alopecia... can I be sure it's SLE?

anaemia, feeling unwell pains and aches, alopecia... can I be sure it's SLE?

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  • Posted By: tanja145
  • June 2, 2009
  • 00:25 PM

22 yr old secretary returned from holiday feeling unwell, with widespread aches and pains.
excess hair loss and some spots on arms.
on examination: temperature of 37.5 degree Celcius, inflamed finger flexor tendon, small reddish lesions on both elbows and small patch of alopecia.

Lab results:
low Hb
low WBC (with neutrophils 70% and lymphocytes 5%)
ESR very high
proteinuria


Diagnosis: I was thinking SLE, anyone agree? PLEASE HELP got a test soon! :confused::confused:
thanks to all!

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