Lupus Symptoms and Signs
Symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, often referred to as simply lupus) can be quite different, because there are different types of lupus, and not all affected people show the same symptoms.
General symptoms associated with lupus include
- low-grade fever,
- loss of appetite,
- muscle aches,
- joint pains,
More specific symptoms include skin changes (see below), ulcers of the mouth and nose, photosensitivity (sensitivity to sunlight), and decreased circulation to the fingers and toes with cold exposure.