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Some conditions resembling or accompanying Systemic Lupus Erythematosus -

Scleroderma
Hardening of the skin caused by overproduction of collagen

Multiple sclerosis
Fatigue, heaviness or clumsiness in the arms and legs

Rheumatoid arthritis
Symmetrical joint pain. Also an autoimmune disease and sometimes occurs with SLE

Sjogren's syndrome
Characterized by dry, scaly skin

Mixed connective tissue disorder
Very similar to SLE, but milder

Myositis
Inflammation and degeneration of muscle tissues

Fibromyalgia

Rosacea
Lesions are pus-filled blisters and do not atrophy

Seborrheic dermatitis
Skin lesions on lips and nose

Lichen planus
Affects mucous membranes

Leukoplakia
Affects mucous membranes

Dermatomyositis
Causes bluish-red skin eruptions on face and upper body, accompanied by swelling

 
 

 

 
 

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