What are the symptoms of lupus?
Because lupus can affect multiple parts of the body, the signs and symptoms can vary widely between cases - as can their severity and time of appearance. The most common signs of lupus include: skin rashes on face, upper arms, chest, wrists, and hands, in particular a distinctive 'butterfly rash' across the cheeks and the bridge of the nose. Rashes are often triggered by exposure to the sun; fatigue; swelling and pain in the joints and muscles and around the eyes; fever; mouth ulcers; swollen lymph nodes; chest pain, particularly when taking deep breaths, and; hair loss.
Author: Idan Ben-Barak
First answered: 06 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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