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Not sure where to post this but I'd thought I'd just let you all know how easy it is for specialists to make errors!

I have SLE diagnosed by a lifetime of symtoms/reactions, ANA low positive, C3, C4 and anti ds-DNA, ESR and CRP all indicative in levels relating to SLE. I take 400mg Plaq, Omeprazole, Iron tablets and various other meds including Pred.

(((Gastrologist))) recently reported before Gastroscopy in his letter after first consultation - no iron problems obvious i any bloods' - my bloods indicate problems - information in hospital and GP records and do take iron tablets.

(((Dermatologist))) checking what type of photosensitivity at present, but letter after first consultation states 'These symptoms and some weakly positive autoantibody titres have suggested that she may have SLE. I get the immpression from her notes that a definate diagnoses had not been made. Extractable nuclear antigen antibodies have been negative.'

(((Immunologist))) "I can now confirm that due to C3 & C4 and anti ds-DNA results that you do indeed have SLE and treatment as per phone call has now commenced".


Life with Lupus is a puzzle enough in itself without having to worry about those specialist that cant solve the puzzle due to not reading notes properly!


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I would reckon to say, that most people's medical charts/notes are filled with more than a few errors. Mine certainly are too... it's one of the reasons why medical research done via chart reviews are not highly regarded!
 
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