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Communication Gap Between MDs and Lupus Patients

May 10 was World Lupus Day. Among the many online discussions about lupus comes a recent survey that examines lupus patient and physician impressions regarding communication. In a multinational survey of 905 patients, many admitted to having difficulty describing symptoms to their physician and underreport the impact of lupus on their lives. Sixty percent of patients have difficulty describing their symptoms, 77 percent of patients said they only discuss the symptoms that annoy them and 61 percent of patients say they minimize symptoms to their physician.

 

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