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What are the 11 signs of lupus?

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You may have lupus if you have at least four of these symptoms:

  • Butterfly-shaped rash
  • Raised red patches on your skin
  • You're sensitive to light
  • Ulcers in your mouth or nose
  • Arthritis in two or more joints, plus swelling or tenderness
  • Inflammation in the lining of your heart or lungs
  • Seizures or other nerve problems
  • Too much protein in your urine
  • Low blood cell counts
  • Certain antibodies in your blood
  • Results from a blood test called an ANA test that suggest you may have too many "antinuclear" antibodies

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Psoriatic arthritis: Causes," "Psoriatic arthritis: Symptoms," "Lupus: Definition," "Lupus Tests and Diagnosis."

Lupus Foundation of America: "How is lupus diagnosed?"

Lupus Research Alliance: "Lupus Diagnosis."

Arthritis Foundation: "What is Arthritis?" "Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms," "Psoriatic Arthritis Diagnosis."

American College of Rheumatology: "Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 19, 2020

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Psoriatic arthritis: Causes," "Psoriatic arthritis: Symptoms," "Lupus: Definition," "Lupus Tests and Diagnosis."

Lupus Foundation of America: "How is lupus diagnosed?"

Lupus Research Alliance: "Lupus Diagnosis."

Arthritis Foundation: "What is Arthritis?" "Psoriatic Arthritis Symptoms," "Psoriatic Arthritis Diagnosis."

American College of Rheumatology: "Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA)."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on October 19, 2020

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