Systemic Lupus Erythematosus FAQs
Reviewed by John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP, on February 13, 2017
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Q:Lupus is an infection. True or False?
Q:Men are more affected by lupus than women. True or False?
Q:Lupus is more prevalent than AIDS. True or False?
Q:What are some symptoms of lupus?
A:Symptoms of lupus range widely, and may come and go.
Q:What is a lupus flare, and how long do flares last?
A:A flare is when symptoms of a chronic disease are present.
Q:Unlike arthritis, there is only one form of lupus. True or False?
Q:People do not die from lupus. True or False?
Q:As seen in many patients with lupus, where does the hallmark "butterfly rash" appear?
A:The "butterfly rash," also called the "malar rash," is a common symptom of lupus characterized by rashes across the cheekbones and the bridge of the nose.
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