Several conditions may be confused with
lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE). They
share some but not all of the symptoms of lupus. For example, rheumatoid
arthritis begins with joint pain and swelling. And fibromyalgia begins with
fatigue and joint pain. But as the condition continues, people with lupus
develop skin rashes or symptoms in other organs, such as the heart, lungs, or
kidneys. And they will test positive for
antibodies produced by the
immune system that help to identify lupus.
Conditions that may have symptoms similar to lupus:
May 10, 2012
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
& Nancy Ann Shadick, MD, MPH - Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2013 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
We are happy to take your appointment request over the phone, or, you may fill out an online request form.
Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.