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Forum Name: Pediatric Topics

Question: Lupus in 3 yr old?

 alisonm - Thu Aug 19, 2004 11:09 pm

My 3 yr old daughter has had her diagnoses change 3 times since she was two. At first we were told she was Immunoglobin A deficient becuase she was making <3 IGA's. Then that level went normal and we were told she had hereditary angioedema due to C1 and C4. Now her doc calls and says she thinks its lupus? She lacks all the skin and joint things that point to lupus.

Her symptoms are severe asthma, allergies, weezing, recurrent pneumonia. She has been in the hospital 6 times for pneumonia. Her C4 keeps coming up abnormal. She has been tested for cystic fibrosis. She is on Flovent, albuterol,singulair, flonase,zyrtec-every day. Prelone, and carries an epipen jr for emergencies.

Any fresh perspective on this? Your help is greatly appreciated!
 alisonm - Sun Aug 22, 2004 9:06 pm

 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Tue Aug 24, 2004 12:36 am

User avatar Dear Alison,

Long shot but was your daughter ever tested for hereditary immunodeficiency?

Thank you very much for using our website and i hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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