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What are the symptoms of lupus?

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The symptoms of lupus differ from one person to another. Some of the more common symptoms include:

  • Achy joints (arthralgia)
  • Unexplained fever (more than 100 F)
  • Swollen joints (arthritis)
  • Prolonged or extreme fatigue
  • Skin rash
  • Ankle swelling and fluid accumulation
  • Pain in the chest when breathing deeply (pleurisy)
  • A butterfly-shaped rash across the cheeks and nose
  • Hair loss
  • Sensitivity to the sun and/or other light
  • Seizures
  • Mouth or nose sores
  • Pale or purple fingers or toes from cold or stress (Raynaud's phenomenon)

From: Lupus WebMD Medical Reference

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The Lupus Foundation of America.

American College of Rheumatology.

FDA.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 07, 2019

SOURCES:

The Lupus Foundation of America.

American College of Rheumatology.

FDA.

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 07, 2019

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