A 45-year-old female asked:
hi what is lupus and symptoms?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Ladislav Volicer answered
61 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
It depends: There are four types of lupus: lupus erythematosus, a chronic autoimmune disease with several different forms lupus anticoagulant, an antibody causing a delay in coagulation assays lupus pernio, a chronic skin lesion associated with sarcoidosis lupus vulgaris, an ulcerative skin disease associated with tuberculosis and the symptoms are different in different types.
Answered on Aug 22, 2017
Dr. Ronald Krauser answered
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Systemic lupus is an autoimmune disease characterized by eleven diagnostic criteria including a positive ana, malar rash, hair loss, arthritis, low white count, raynauds, seizures and others.
Answered on Nov 2, 2013
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