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When should I call 911 about my lupus?

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Call 911 if you have:

Make sure to let the medical technician know you have lupus.

  • Severe pain in your belly
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Seizures
  • Confusion
  • Multiple symptoms, such as severe headache with neck stiffness and fever

From: What Are the Symptoms of Lupus? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Lupus Foundation of America: “How does a person with lupus know when to call the doctor?”

Mayo Clinic: “Lupus Symptoms.”

National Library of Medicine.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “What Is Lupus? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of Publications for the Public.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on August 12, 2018

SOURCES:

Lupus Foundation of America: “How does a person with lupus know when to call the doctor?”

Mayo Clinic: “Lupus Symptoms.”

National Library of Medicine.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: “What Is Lupus? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of Publications for the Public.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on August 12, 2018

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