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Maumelle, AR
A 26-year-old female asked:

Where do lupus sores typically occur? i have had numerous sores in my mouth on my gums, one on my lip, and one in my nose. not at same time ana 1:640

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Lupus sores: Ulcerations ( sores) can occur on any mucus membrane which is the entire GI tract as well as vaginal tract .The ANA is high would seek medical attention from rheumatologist because may be flare and only proper lupus treatment will resolve the ulcers. Check for concommitant herpes I infection ( treat w/ acyclovir), check TSH, Gargling/swishing with salt water 2-3x/day may limit added infection
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