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Can costochondritis be a symptom of lupus

A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mary Bergum
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Inflamation: Pericarditis is inflamation of the sack around the heart. Pushing on your chest will not reproduce the pain. Some changes in position will. Costochond... Read More
Dr. Douglas Mund
Rheumatology 47 years experience
Hard at times: Both can present with chest pain pericarditis may also have palpitations and shortness of breath with it even at rest. Costochondritis is usually more... Read More

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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 30 years experience
Sometimes: With lupus, sometimes the immune system does not function properly and one can end up with recurrent sinus infections. There are many more common caus... Read More
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
No: Chronic sinusitis is not a symptom of lupus. It is ususally not related to any autoimmune disease but it can be a presenting feature in one, that bein... Read More
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Chronic sinusitis: Greetings. While sinusitis can be a chronic debilitating disease state as is lupus, they are not classically linked. Lupus is linked to an auto-immune... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
No: Rosacea is not a manifestation of lupus. It is simply a skin disease that can be confused with the rash of lupus but is totally unrelated.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Rare if possible: Temporal arteries is an inflammatory vasculitis that can obliterate the head blood vessels like the temporal artery (large sized). Systemic lupus can ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Internal Medicine - rheumatology 22 years experience
See below: Not likely--this could be an ovarian cyst that ruptured.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasudev Ananthram
Cardiology 33 years experience
Yes but...: Lupus flare up can cause inflammation of the pleura and pericardium (sack around the lungs and heart respectively) which can cause chest pain. Howev... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Overholt
Allergy and Immunology 27 years experience
No: Eoe, though incompletely understood, is not related to lupus or other autoimmune diseases.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urgent Care 20 years experience
Dime sized lesions: Excellent question. I would see a Dermatologist ASAP full history and exam. If lesions are on the palms of the hand or soles of the feet secondary s... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nicole Touchet
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Maybe: Costochondritis may cause pain with deep breaths, but if the pain is severe or persists, I would recommend being checked out to make sure nothing else... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Tertiary center: You should go to a medical school center near you and get a thorough work-up by a rheumatologist there.
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