A 41-year-old female asked:
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why do lupus patients get nose n mouth sores?

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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 to be targeted.This form of attack will manifest itself as sores in mucosal tissues including the nose and mouth.The exact mechanism may be an attack on the mechanism that holds the skin to underlying tissues allowing it to peel away creating sores.
Answered on Feb 28, 2018
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Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
Only about 25% do: Oral lesions can precede or follow skin lesions in about 25% of those affected. The sores{lesions} consist of multiple white plaques with dark reddish-purple margins with possible ulceration.
Answered on Nov 16, 2013

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