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Ihave extreme fatigue low white cell count low alp alt low plates c3 deffienciny i have pain under right rib cage that doesn"t go away is this all lupus related


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replied January 8th, 2007
Lupus Answer A2093
Low white blood cells and low platelets could be related to lupus but low alkaline phosphatase (ALP) and low alanine transaminase (ALT) have no meaning. High ALP may suggest biliary obstruction or bone destruction. High ALT may suggest liver (or any other organ) damage.


C3-deficiency is an immunological disorder. C3 is a protein with enzyme activity that is found in the blood. C3 is one of the nine enzymatic proteins (C1-9) contained in the complement system in the blood. The complement system has very important role in the immune system. Usually people with a deficit of any of its components are susceptible to bacterial infections and autoimmune diseases (like lupus).



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