Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a connective tissue disease that most commonly affects young women. Patients with SLE may experience fatigue, joint and muscle aches, skin rashes, swollen lymph nodes or mouth sores. Routine blood work may reveal anemia, low white blood cell counts or low platelet levels. SLE can cause damage to the kidneys, nervous system, lungs and other organs. Some patients are predisposed to blood clots. All patients with SLE should be monitored regularly by their rheumatologist. Medications are available to help alleviate patient symptoms and help prevent complications associated with SLE.
Choosing Your San Antonio Systemic Lupus Erythematosis Specialist
It's not easy selecting the right doctor who will take the time to understand your particular needs so that they can better help you understand your condition and its treatment. So it is imperative that you ask the right questions:
- Does your specialist have first-hand experience at serving those most affected by Systemic Lupus Erythematosis?
- Is your specialist recognized and respected by her peers as an active patient advocate?
- Is your specialist board certified in both Rheumatology and Internal Medicine?
Dr. Chelsea Clinton has a positive answer for each of these questions. Dr. Clinton's biography attests to her dedication. Inspired by the world-class rheumatologists she worked with at The University of Texas Medical School, Dr. Clinton has dedicated her career to patients who suffer from rheumatologic conditions.
Please call the office at (210) 591-0688 for more information or to make an appointment.