A 29-year-old member asked:
does lupus arthritis go hand in hand with lupus?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Carlos Kier answered
50 years experience Rheumatology
Not necessarily: Although arthritis is a common finding in lupus, not all patients with active lupus will have arthritis. If arthritis was an initial symptom of lupus then it will generally be present if lupus is active or flaring. Arthritis in lupus will most often have a distribution similar to rheumatoid arthritis and a patient may well be diagnosed with RA initially early in the disease.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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