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Does lupus sometimes cause itchy hives?

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Hives may be the first symptom of autoimmune diseases like lupus.
Hives that are a symptom of lupus are chronic. That means that you suffer from hives everyday or nearly everyday for at least 6 weeks. Still when looking at all patients with chronic hives less than 1% have lupus. The presence of chronic hives is a very good reason to visit a board-certified allergist who can rule lupus in or out.

In brief: Yes.

Hives may be the first symptom of autoimmune diseases like lupus.
Hives that are a symptom of lupus are chronic. That means that you suffer from hives everyday or nearly everyday for at least 6 weeks. Still when looking at all patients with chronic hives less than 1% have lupus. The presence of chronic hives is a very good reason to visit a board-certified allergist who can rule lupus in or out.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lupus and Hives

Absolutely it can.
One of the screening tests in people with chronic hives consists of checking for autoimmune disease; of which lupus is one. Treating the lupus will better help to control the hives.

In brief: Lupus and Hives

Absolutely it can.
One of the screening tests in people with chronic hives consists of checking for autoimmune disease; of which lupus is one. Treating the lupus will better help to control the hives.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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