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What kind of doctor treats lupus?

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Updated June 13, 2014

Question: What kind of doctor treats lupus?
Answer: Typically, a rheumatologist. Rheumatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles and bones, as well as certain autoimmune diseases, including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Source:

What is a Rheumatologist?. The American College of Rheumatology. February 2008.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. JAMA Patient Page. The Journal of the American Medical Association. June 2005.

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