Symptom & Lab Checker

Should I be screened for an autoimmune disorder?

If you have the following symptoms or lab results, contact us for autoimmune disease screening. 

Symptoms can come and go, or develop over months or years. 

If you do have an autoimmune disease, it’s essential to begin treatment promptly to avoid permanent damage to your organs.

Symptoms

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Autoimmune inflammation is notorious for causing exhaustion. Other common causes include inflammation-induced anemia, thyroid disease, or Vitamin B12 or Vitamind D deficiencies.

Common in people with lupus or rheumatoid arthritis. It’s important to rule out infection if you have ongoing fevers.

May be widespread or in a specific area, like the shoulder, thigh and upper arm soreness found in polymyositis and polymyalgia rheumatica.

Rheumatoid arthritis and lupus often symmetrically affect the small joints in the hands or feet. Other conditions, like psoriatic arthritis (PSA), may affect small joints or a single large joint like the knee.

Common among people with lupus, fibromyalgia and other autoimmune diseases.

Widespread or patchy hair loss happens in many people with lupus and autoimmune thyroiditis.

People with psoriasis commonly have elbow, knee, scalp or genital rashes. Those with dermatomyositis, which affects both skin and muscles, often have rashes on the hands, elbows, face or chest. People with lupus often experience the classic “malar rash,” shaped like a butterfly across the nose and cheeks.

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Lab Results

These lab results may also indicate a rheumatic or autoimmune disorder. 

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