Signs and Symptoms of Lupus

The earlier lupus is diagnosed, the better. Early diagnosis improves quality of life and saves lives, so it’s important to know the signs.

  • painful or swollen joints
  • sores in the mouth or on the skin that do not heal
  • fever greater than 100 degrees for several days
  • rashes, especially across the nose and cheeks
  • sensitivity to the sun that may cause a skin rash to appear or get worse
  • fatigue or weakness that last for days or weeks and is not relieved by rest
  • sudden, unexplained hair loss
  • muscle weakness
  • trouble thinking or focusing

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