What are the signs of lupus?

Multiple. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is an autoimmune connective tissue disease where the body attacks its own healthy tissue. Lupus difficult to diagnose and can present with rash, joint pain, light sensitivity, muscle, renal failure, neurologic and hematologic abnormalities.
Many. Systemic lupus (SLE) can have many symptoms or signs, such as fatigue, joint pain, weight loss or fever. Malar rash (butterfly rash) is classic but often absent. Graduately, the lupus will affect internal orgrans as well, such as kidney, lung, heart, blood, eye, or even brain, etc. Other autoimmune diseases such as Raynaud may be present. Some patients can have enlarged lymph nodes and spleen.

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What are the signs of lupus?

Signs. Feeling tired all the times, have hypersensitivity to the sun, may have facial rash in the shape of a butterfly ( that is over the nasal bridge and on the chicks) , may develop anemia, may have joints pain. Contact you doctor for further evaluation if you have these signs and symptoms. Read more...
Many possible signs. Lupus has many possible symptoms, depending on what part of the body is affected, and on how severe the condition is. Some symptoms are: fatigue, fever, weight changes, joint pain or stiffness, swollen joints, rash on the cheeks and bridge of the nose, skin rash from sunshine, sores in the mouth, hair loss, poor circulation in fingers or toes from stress or cold temperatures, etc... Read more...

I have sle and want to know what are the signs of lupus flaring? Is joint pain only considered lupus flaring?

Joint pain = flare. Isolated joint pain can be a flare but usually affects multiple joints and muscles. However lupus is unpredictable and can present with joint pain only as the start of a flareup. Read more...

What are they signs of lupus?

Many and different . No two cases of lupus are exactly alike. Signs and symptoms may come on suddenly or develop slowly, may be mild or severe, and may be temporary or permanent.Fatigue and fever, joint pain, butterfly-shaped rash on the face , skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure, shortness of breath, shortness of breath chest pain dry eyes headaches, confusion, memory loss, fingers and toes burnning. Read more...
Fatigue, pain. As noted above, his is a difficult question to answer since lupus has been associated with virtually every organ system. Of all the symptoms that are seen in lupus, fatigue and joint pain are the most common (but also are seen in many, many other conditions). The one symptom i find unique to lupus is photosensitivity: in form of rash or increasing fatigue. Read more...

What are the first signs of lupus?

Variable, see below. Fatigue and fever, joint pain, stiffness and swelling, butterfly-shaped rash on the face that covers the cheeks and bridge of the nose, skin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure, raynaud's phenomenon shortness of breath, chest pain, dry eyes headaches, confusion, memory loss for additional information consult this site. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lupus/ds00115/dsection=symptom. Read more...

What are the signs of neonatal lupus?

Yes. Neonatal lupus depends on antibodies transfered across the placenta to the baby. Sometimes the mother has the antibodies but does not have clinical disease. The antibodies cross the placenta and cause the lupus in the baby even if the mother never had identified disease. The clinical picture can include rash, heart block, low platelets. The heart occur before delivery and may need a pacemaker. Read more...