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Can lupus cause arthritis in the spine (lower) and if so, would this show up on an mri, or not since i read that arthritis from lupus is non-damaging?

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Dr. Martin Morell
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: No

Lupus causes non destructive arthritis mostly of peripheral joints (hands, feet) other things could be causing the back pain, and should be investigated.
Good luck!

In brief: No

Lupus causes non destructive arthritis mostly of peripheral joints (hands, feet) other things could be causing the back pain, and should be investigated.
Good luck!
Dr. Martin Morell
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