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What does mild swelling look like with barely to no pitting I have lupus and severe pain fevers and butterfly rash fatigue;lupus flare?

What does mild swelling look like with barely to no pitting I have lupus and severe pain fevers and butterfly rash fatigue;lupus flare?

Pitting not arthriti: Pitting is not arthritis but occurs with edema and fluid collection. This could be a lupus flare but depending on you medication, labooratory studies we can make a better diagnosis. Ask your rheumatologist to clarify the disease activity of you SLE. ...Read more

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What does lupus look like in mouth?

What does lupus look like in mouth?

Mouth sores!: Usually painless, but can hurt. Frequently associated with low white count. Systemic lupus is the great mimick! ...Read more

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What does lupus look like in mouth?

What does lupus look like in mouth?

Painless ulcers: Mouth ulcers are sometimes the first signs of lupus and occur in 10-45 % of lupus patients. The are usually painless sores. Some lupus patients have gingivitis if they have dry mouth. ...Read more

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What is lupus emphysema? And can lupus have systums that look like emphysema

What is lupus emphysema? And can lupus  have systums that look like emphysema

May be confusion?: Lupus can affect the respiratory system in a variety of ways, but I am not clear what is meant by this phrase "lupus emphysema" and suspect that there may be a misunderstanding here. Lupus can be associated with inflammatory reactions of the lung tissue or lining of the lung, lung scarring ("fibrosis"), or diaphragm. A consultation with a pulmonologist (lung specialist) may be needed to clarify. ...Read more

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What does lupus erythematous-like syndrome look like?

What does lupus erythematous-like syndrome look like?

Each person differen: t one time it is said there are 1400 different types of lupus. It can be skin, blood vessel inflammation, mucus membranes, brain, lungs, heart, kidney and a variety of laboratory tests from a + ANA, antinuclear antibody, low blood counts, urine protein and casts, etc. Your physicians can help you or have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosis with lupus diagnosis with MS in 2003. Could I have had lupus all this time instead of ms? My neuro now thinks my lesions don't look like ms

Recently diagnosis with lupus  diagnosis with MS in 2003. Could I have had lupus all this time instead of ms?  My neuro now thinks my lesions don't look like ms

Sort this out ASAP: Lupus is one of the diseases that may mimic MS, and very critical to pin down correct diagnosis. I do not have sufficient information to guide this, but if you are encountering uncertainty, get a second opinion ASAP. A rheumatologist could be very helpful regarding the lupus question. Might also, consider anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome in addition. ...Read more

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Can u have something like butterfly rash without having lupus?

Yes: The red face can be seen in a variety of settings especially rosacea and needs to be differentiated from a lupus rash. ...Read more

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What does a lupus rash usually look like?

Lupus Rash: There is the classic malar (butterfly) rash across the cheeks and the bridge of the nose. But this rash is actually uncommon. Follow this link to read much more: http://www.Lupus.Org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/new_empty.Aspx?Articleid=453&zoneid=76. ...Read more

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I was wondering is a butterfly rash always from lupus?

I was wondering is a butterfly rash always from lupus?

No: It is one of eleven criteria to diagnose , but in itself it can be due to many less harmful things including normal reaction tossing. ...Read more