Ask an expert

13 Nov 2006

3 months ago, a blood test result came suggesting that I am 58% SLE. Doctor put me on steroids for 2 weeks, which I requested to stop taking because I was getting allergic reactions. I saw on this website what sle is. How can one help themselves and is it a progressive disease - can it be completely cured.

Answer 373 views

01 Jan 0001

Dear Thandi
It is an outo-immune disease and can be managed but not "cured". Blood tests can be false positive - rather see a rheumatologist to make a proper diagnosis as I think you are not yet fully screened for this and it is quite a serious diagnosis to make. See
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
33% - 9320 votes
67% - 18609 votes