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Can You Have Lupus Arthritis Without
Yes: Lupus (sle) causes a nonspecific, non-crippling arthritis in the small joints of the hands and wrists. Deformities are rare, but, if they occur they are reversible as they are due to tendon and ligament laxity, not bone erosions as in rheumatoid arthritis. Other rheumatic diseases can show the same type of arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It's possible to start off with mild or limited symptoms and only arthritis without systemic lupus. But then the disease could evolve and include many organ systems and become systemic. Important to get evaluated and tested if other symptoms such as fever, fatigue, muscle pain, rash, hair loss also start to occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need clarification, can rheumatoid arthritis cause lupus or does it automatically come with lupus?
Neither: Neither. They are independent diseases.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes you could: But it is very hard separate one from the other. ...Read more
Pain all 4 quadrants: Hi Margaret, The primary diagnostic criteria for fibromyalgia is widespread pain. Fatigue is often present, but individual variability prevails, and those who are able to sleep will generally be report less fatigue than those who are unable to rest. Hope this is helpful. Take good care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends what you mea: I'm not sure what you mean by "real" arthritis. Arthritis means joint inflammation. You can have joint inflammation for many different reasons from infection, auto-immune, trauma, cancer etc. You can also have joint pain without inflammation due to many different causes. ...Read more
JRA: See a rheumatologist, so he can examine you and order the necessary blood work to determine your problem. ...Read more
Mixed Picture: It would be very rare (but not impossible) to truly have both diseases together. It would be more likely to develop a so-called "overlap syndrome" in which you have a single autoimmune disorder that seems to borrow some features from each of these classic diseases without truly being purely one or purely the other. ...Read more
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