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Hi, I'm still having problems regarding treatment of SLE. My GP wrote a letter to my past Rhuemi suggesting I should see him again and not the Immunologist. Rhuemi said 'I don't think there is any need for me to see your patient now that she is under active follow up with Dr Karim' - his words! So it looks like I'm stuck with an Immunologist that diagnosed me by phone and told me to pick up meds - this all happened back in Dec 2007. I have no communication since from Immunologist and will not see him until early March!

I just wanted to know if anyone had ever been seen by a Dr Yousuf Karim (also known as Mohammed Yousuf Karim) Immunologist at St Thom's. in the past.

I see person of same name at a hospital in Surrey and was wondering if he is one of the same!

Also was interested as to how knowledgeable he is with SLE!

When I google his name it does crop up in respect to paper written with Dr Cruz.

Thanks in advance for anyone's help.
 

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If he is a colleague of Dr. D'Cruz and wrote something with him I am sure that is a good recommendation. Dr. D'Cruz is very good indeed.
x Lola
 

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http://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/services/ambulatory/specialistmedicine/lupus/team.aspx

Dr Yousef Karim - Consultant Clinical Immunologist
Dr Karim is a Consultant Clinical Immunologist who Qualified in 1993 from the University of Cambridge, and Guy's & St Thomas' Medical Schools, with distinctions. He gained his MRCP (UK) in 1996 his MSc (Immunology) in 1998 and his MRCPath in 2002. He trained in Clinical Immunology and Allergy and gained experience in connective tissue diseases under Dr Graham Hughes at St Thomas' Hospital, and allergy under Dr Lawrence Youlten at Guy's Hospital. His clinical interests include Connective tissue diseases, especially lupus and Vasculitis Allergy and Immune deficiency. His research interests focus around the management of lupus nephritis
Lupus and atherosclerosis

He should know his stuff by the sound of this...........however you do need to be able to see him and have him follow up his treatment plan.

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Thanks Lola for your comments.

Lily, Wow! All the way from Australia and you managed to track that info down. My brain and not yet had the thoughts that he may have worked with the Louise Coote Team. Thank you for finding this info.

Although he is listed still as a Consultant Clinical Immunologist at the Guys and St Thom's he has been working at Frimley Park Hospital since at least May of 2007. I think he also covers Royal Surrey Guildford and St Peters (Chertsey) as in same PCT hospital group.

He is a lovely person, so its looks like I may he lucky that he is knowledgeable about Lupus too!

Now I know he has Lupus knowledge I might just phone his secretary myself to see if I can be seen sooner than March. I was worried about doing this before I knew of his areas of knowledge.

I managed to bring forward an eye appointment from Oct 2008 to mid February as I am having more trouble with my eyes now - lots more stabbing pains.

Thanks again!

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Hi Lesley
I don't know whether you are still active on this group but I read with interest your post. We are planning to see Dr Yousef Karim and when doing a search I came across this post! My daughter is 17 and has several medical issues. Her main symptom is stabbing eye pain she has had it for 4 years now and it has got progressively worse. I read with interest your post and the eye stabbing you are experiencing. Do you know what is causing it and have you got it under control? Are you still under Dr Karim ? have you had a good experience?
many thanks Sharlene x
 

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Sharlene the member you are trying to ask a question of has not been on the site for awhile so you may not get a response.
 
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