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A Letter from Dr. Franco

From Frequently Asked Questions on Rheumatic.org

Dear Patients,

I often find that patients that come to see me for diagnosis and treatment for rheumatic diseases have already started on antibiotic treatment. 277 more words

Antibody Tests for Lupus


Antibody tests are a set of blood tests that check for specific antibodies to help clarify the diagnosis of lupus. They include:

• Anti-dsDNA (antibodies to DNA). 163 more words

Still No Period

It’s been four months now.  No period or even spotting.  Nothing.  About a month ago, I decided to go on 25 milligrams of Spironolactone for my hormonal breakouts.   387 more words