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What kind of doctor treats lupus?


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.


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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