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Lupus

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* Not a rare disease

Other Names for this Disease

  • Discoid lupus
  • Disseminated lupus erythematosus
  • Lupus erythematosus
  • SLE
  • Subacute cutaneous lupus
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Symptoms

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What are the signs and symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)?

MedlinePlus has an article on this condition that includes information on the symptoms of SLE.
Last updated: 11/20/2012

The Human Phenotype Ontology provides the following list of signs and symptoms for Lupus. If the information is available, the table below includes how often the symptom is seen in people with this condition. You can use the MedlinePlus Medical Dictionary to look up the definitions for these medical terms.

Signs and Symptoms Approximate number of patients (when available)
Antinuclear antibody positivity -
Antiphospholipid antibody positivity -
Arthritis -
Autosomal dominant inheritance -
Cutaneous photosensitivity -
Hemolytic anemia -
Leukopenia -
Nephritis -
Pericarditis -
Pleuritis -
Psychosis -
Seizures -
Systemic lupus erythematosus -
Thrombocytopenia -

Last updated: 9/2/2014

The Human Phenotype Ontology (HPO) has collected information on how often a sign or symptom occurs in a condition. Much of this information comes from Orphanet, a European rare disease database. The frequency of a sign or symptom is usually listed as a rough estimate of the percentage of patients who have that feature.

The frequency may also be listed as a fraction. The first number of the fraction is how many people had the symptom, and the second number is the total number of people who were examined in one study. For example, a frequency of 25/25 means that in a study of 25 people all patients were found to have that symptom. Because these frequencies are based on a specific study, the fractions may be different if another group of patients are examined.

Sometimes, no information on frequency is available. In these cases, the sign or symptom may be rare or common.


References
  1. Borigini MJ. Systemic lupus erythematosus. MedlinePlus. February 7, 2010; http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000435.htm. Accessed 11/24/2010.


Other Names for this Disease
  • Discoid lupus
  • Disseminated lupus erythematosus
  • Lupus erythematosus
  • SLE
  • Subacute cutaneous lupus
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.