Can you be misdiagnosed with lupus?
It’s an autoimmune disease that can take years to diagnose because the symptoms can masquerade as other illnesses. But lupus can be misdiagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis or another condition. And symptoms that seem like lupus can sometimes be due to a virus.
What can lupus be mistaken for?
Other skin conditions that sometimes mimic the skin problems of lupus include melasma, psoriasis, eczema (atopic dermatitis), and facial seborrheic dermatitis. A dermatologist can diagnose these skin conditions. The symptoms of clinical depression can mimic lupus symptoms, and vice versa.
Can syphilis be mistaken for lupus?
Lues and lupus: syphilis mimicking systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Malar rash and photosensitivity are common findings in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, a number of inflammatory, dermatologic, infectious or drug-induced conditions may mimic cutaneous findings of SLE.
What are the 80 different autoimmune disorders?
What Are Autoimmune Disorders?
- Rheumatoid arthritis.
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus).
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
- Multiple sclerosis (MS).
- Type 1 diabetes mellitus.
- Guillain-Barre syndrome.
- Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.