- Q What is lupus?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, CardiologyLupus is an autoimmune disease that produces symptoms throughout the body. Autoimmune diseases develop when the body's natural immune system charged with fighting off invaders such as viruses and bacteria mistakes healthy tissue as foreign and mounts an... Full Answer
- Q How is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) diagnosed?
Doctors often rely heavily on a physical exam to diagnose systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE. Blood tests can confirm the presence of the disease. These tests may measure antibody levels, white or red blood cell counts, or platelet counts. A urinalysis... Full Answer