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What are the different kinds of lupus? Are some kinds a lot worse than others?

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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Some are worse

The most severe case of lupus is systemic lupus which can affect many organs and usually requires agressive or some form of treatment.
There is discoid lupus which can occur by itself and is manifested by skin lesions. Drug induced lupus is lupus symptoms caused by certain prescription drugs. There is another form called subacute lupus which has skin and some systemic problems but is less severe.

In brief: Some are worse

The most severe case of lupus is systemic lupus which can affect many organs and usually requires agressive or some form of treatment.
There is discoid lupus which can occur by itself and is manifested by skin lesions. Drug induced lupus is lupus symptoms caused by certain prescription drugs. There is another form called subacute lupus which has skin and some systemic problems but is less severe.
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