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The symptoms of lupus

Lupus can have many symptoms that differ from one person to another. Some of the most common are:

  • Joint pain or swelling
  • Muscle pain
  • Fever without any apparent cause
  • Red rashes on the skin, usually on the face (these could be shaped as a butterfly)
  • Pain in the chest when breathing deeply
  • Hair loss
  • Pale or purple fingers and toes
  • Skin sensitivity to the sun
  • Swelling in the legs or around the eyes
  • Ulcers in the mouth
  • Inflamed glands
  • Exhaustion

Symptoms can appear and disappear, and these are called "outbreaks". Outbreaks can be mild or severe, and new symptoms can appear at any time.