From the onset of disease the symptoms are of like Fatigue, malaise, Joint
pains and fever. Typical butterfly rash is very common in SLE. In dermological
impressions mouth ulcers and vaginal ulcers are the common features. Anemia is
also very commonly found feature.
The first symptoms of SLE can resemble one of many syndromes or disorders,
including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Still's disease, Rheumatic Fever, Lyme disease,
Multiple Sclerosis, thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura, Cryoglobulinemia,
Weber-Christian disease, viral infections, Vasculitis, psychosis and other
Second autoimmune disorders, such as Sjogrens syndrome or scleroderma, may
even be present as a co-condition. No single test can definitively confirm or
rule out SLE and a number are required before SLE can be diagnosed definitively.
Other symptoms pertaining to the heart, kidney and liver also manifest as the
disease progresses. No specific cause has been identified till date.
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