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Can a vitamin d deficiency be mistaken for lupus?

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Dr. EVAN Leibowitz
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Not likely

Lupus has very specific symptoms such as rash, , fever, arthritis, hair loss, mouth sores, fatigue, and raynauds.
There are some blood tests that may help with the diagnosis of lupus. Vitamin d deficiency is generally caused by inadequate sunlight exposure and is diagnosed by a blood test.

In brief: Not likely

Lupus has very specific symptoms such as rash, , fever, arthritis, hair loss, mouth sores, fatigue, and raynauds.
There are some blood tests that may help with the diagnosis of lupus. Vitamin d deficiency is generally caused by inadequate sunlight exposure and is diagnosed by a blood test.
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