Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Quiz

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Kaito Nakamura, MD (Rheumatology & Allergy)

Dr. Nakamura is a rheumatologist who has practiced in the Ota Nishinouchi Hospital attached to Ota General Hospital, National Health Insurance Matsudo City Hospital, Chiba University Hospital, and the National Health Insurance Asahi Central Hospital.

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People with these symptoms also use Ubie's symptom checker to find possible causes

  • There are places where skin is in trouble

  • Area of skin feels like it keeps getting poked by a needle

  • Skin plaque with irregular thickening on the lower back

  • Skin abnormalities from the wrist to tip of the finger

  • Pain or tingling in the affected areas of the skin

  • Rashes feel very sensitive and painful if pressed

  • Feels and looks like salt granules on scalp

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Learn more about Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)?

An autoimmune disease, caused by the body's own immune system attacking organs and cells in the body. The exact cause is unclear, but risk factors include female gender, childbearing age, and heredity.

Symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

  • Red rash over cheeks

  • Pain in the same joints on both left and right sides.

  • Skin abnormality

  • Fever

  • New bumps appearing while some bumps are healing already

  • Joint pain even when resting

  • Hair loss

  • Headache

Questions your doctor may ask to check for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

  • Do you have bright red rashes on your cheeks?

  • Do you have the same joint pain on both sides of your body (symmetrical)?

  • Do you have any skin problems?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Is there a mix of improving and new rashes?

Treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

While there is no cure, treatment of SLE aims to keep the disease inactive and to ease symptoms. This is done through medicines which suppress or modify the immune system. Creams can be given for rashes, or anti-inflammation medicines and painkillers for joint pain.

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Reviewed By:

Kaito Nakamura

Kaito Nakamura, MD (Rheumatology & Allergy)

Dr. Nakamura is a rheumatologist who has practiced in the Ota Nishinouchi Hospital attached to Ota General Hospital, National Health Insurance Matsudo City Hospital, Chiba University Hospital, and the National Health Insurance Asahi Central Hospital.

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