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Does lupus arthritis go hand in hand with lupus?
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Lupus
The joints are an unfortunate target of the ailment known as lupus, so the arthritis is simply another component.

In brief: Lupus
The joints are an unfortunate target of the ailment known as lupus, so the arthritis is simply another component.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Dr. Carlos Kier
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Not necessarily
Although arthritis is a common finding in lupus, not all patients with active lupus will have arthritis.
If arthritis was an initial symptom of lupus then it will generally be present if lupus is active or flaring. Arthritis in lupus will most often have a distribution similar to rheumatoid arthritis and a patient may well be diagnosed with RA initially early in the disease.

In brief: Not necessarily
Although arthritis is a common finding in lupus, not all patients with active lupus will have arthritis.
If arthritis was an initial symptom of lupus then it will generally be present if lupus is active or flaring. Arthritis in lupus will most often have a distribution similar to rheumatoid arthritis and a patient may well be diagnosed with RA initially early in the disease.
Dr. Carlos Kier
Dr. Carlos Kier
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