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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Mouth sores!: Usually painless, but can hurt. Frequently associated with low white count. Systemic lupus is the great mimick!
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Painless ulcers: Mouth ulcers are sometimes the first signs of lupus and occur in 10-45 % of lupus patients. The are usually painless sores. Some lupus patients have g ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: Unless you are describing painful oral ulcers it is unlikely to be related to lupus. If you are concerned have it evaluated.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Usually not.: Pain is usually minimal, but patients have had more painful sore ulcers in the mouth. Aflare in herpes is also more likely in sle! see someone in rheu ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Eisenberg
24 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Possibly.: Neurologic symptoms occur in a significant proportion of patients either prior to the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (sle) or during the co ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Autoimmune: It is an autoimmune disease and can affect the mucus membranes of the mouth. Treatment usually involves steroids and making sure there is not somethi ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Arm
48 years experience Pathology
Lupus: Dry mouth is related to lupus. Involment of the salivary glands, a side effect of your meds, or systemic effects of lupus may lead to the dryness, es ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Oral sore /lupus: see previous answer. F/U with rheumatologist as if from lupus will only resolve with lupus treatment. Check herpes I titers,may be concomitant infecti ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saleh Elahwal
34 years experience Endodontics
It depends: Sores or ulcers or any localized abnormalities inside the mouth can arise from number of causes. Canker or aphtous stomatitis could happen due to exce ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John DeWolf
39 years experience Dentistry
Autoantibodies: Autoimmune diseases like lupus result in autoantibodies that attack your own body in error rather than bacterial or viral pathogens which are supposed ... Read More
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