Lupus (cont.)

In Appreciation

The NIAMS thanks the following people and organizations for their contribution to this project:

Arthritis Foundation Metropolitan Washington Chapter, Lupus Foundation of Greater Washington, Lupus Foundation of America, Barbara Mittleman, M.D., Clifton A. Poodry, Ph.D., Laura Robbins, D.S.W., Cheryl Contreras, M.P.I.A., Patricia Fraser, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., Lori Harrison Port, M.P.H., Bobbie Drake-Saucer, Juan Rivera, Ph.D., Jorge R. Toro, M.D., and Lourdes Villalba, M.D.

Special thanks go to our focus group participants and patients with lupus who reviewed this publication and provided valuable input.

Symptom Checklist

Use this page to make notes to take to your doctor. Put a check mark beside the symptoms you have. Note when you experienced them.

Symptom X Where? When did you first notice? How often? Recent dates?
Example: Rash X face and chest 2 years ago once or twice a month 9/17, 10/8, 10/23, 11/15
Red rash or color change          
Painful or swollen joints          
Unexplained fever          
Chest pain with deep breathing          
Unusual hair loss          
Pale or purple fingers or toes          
Sensitivity to sun          

Source: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases,

Last Editorial Review: 2/17/2006

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