Health Information Events Calendar. It can also show a mixed bag of neutrophils and lymphocytes, which, again, is not helpful in diagnosing or prognosticating or in changing therapy down the road. You deserve to be paid attention to when this happens. Her pulmonary function tests, done soon after this visit, showed that she had an obstructive pattern. Lying flat, taking deep breaths and bending forward all cause excruciating pain that feels like someone is stabbing the center of my chest with a butcher knife. If you have only been to your gp, I think I would try either casualty or a local walk in centre.
The true incidence of seizures in SLE is difficult to determine, owing to the multiple potential etiologies in SLE. In one series of 91 patients, 22 (24%) had seizures. Of these patients, two probably had idiopathic epilepsy, one had probable post-traumatic seizures, nine had active systemic infections, and four had significant azotemia. All of these seizures were generalized, with focal onset in five. 3 In another series of 161 SLE patients, 16 (10%) had seizures during the entire course of illness. Seven (%) of these patients had onset of their seizures before developing the required diagnostic criteria for SLE. 7