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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 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 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 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

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Is it possible to have lupus and not have butterfly rash?

Is it possible to have lupus and not have butterfly rash?

Yes: Though the butterfly rash on the cheeks is common, it is not always present. Some patients may never have an evident malar rash (the technical name). Interestingly, the name of the disease, which is latin for "wolf, " is based on the fanciful idea that the rash makes faces look wolf-like. ...Read more

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Why is the butterfly rash in systemic lupus called such?

Becuase it is shaped: Because the rash is shaped angularly like butterfly wings: the torse being the nose and the rash spreading wider across the cheeks.
Many facial rashes can resemble the malar rash of sle. Tests can differentiate! ...Read more

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What does lupus rash on legs look like?

What does lupus rash on legs look like?

See details: It can take several forms. It is best to see a dermatologist if you are concerned. Do you actually have lupus or are you just concerned? ...Read more

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Symptoms of lupus? Do u have to have butterfly radh, I have severe psoradis, placque type

See below: The butterfly or malar rash is one of several signs or symptoms but you do not have to have it to have lupus.

It is unusual to have both systemic lupus with psoriasis though it can happen. If one has psoriasis, that individual is more apt to have psoriatic arthritis than lupus.

See a rheumatologist to clarify what exactly you have. ...Read more

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Is butterfly rash always lupus?

Is butterfly rash always lupus?

No: Rosacea causes very similar findings and is fairly common. ...Read more

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What is the lupus "butterfly" rash?

What is the lupus "butterfly" rash?

Malar Rash: The malar rash of lupus is red or purplish and mildly scaly. Characteristically, it has the shape of a butterfly and involves the bridge of the nose. ...Read more

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Might someone have lupus and not have the butterfly rash?

Might someone have lupus and not have the butterfly rash?

Yes: There are several different signs and symptoms of lupus---check out the lupus foundation's website. ...Read more

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Is a malar or "butterfly" rash always indicative of lupus? What else could it be?

Is a malar or "butterfly" rash always indicative of lupus? What else could it be?

Not always lupus: A malar or "butterfly" rash is one of the signs of possible lupus, but other rashes can appear similar, including eczema, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic contact dermatitis, and others. A complete history, physical exam, and possible skin biopsy and/or blood test can usually distinguish between these rashes. ...Read more