Lupus Arthritis Symptoms and Treatment |Blog By Dr. H.L. Nawlakha, Paras Bliss, New Delhi Lupus Arthritis Symptoms and Treatment |Blog By Dr. H.L. Nawlakha, Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Arthritis- Lupus Treatment, Symptoms

Arthritis- Lupus Treatment, Symptoms

by: Dr. H.L. Nawlakha
Sr. Consultant – Internal Medicine Paras Bliss, New Delhi

Lupus is a sickness of the immune system. Regularly, the immune system shields the body from infection. In lupus, however, the immune system improperly assaults tissues in different parts of the body. This strange action prompts tissue harm and ailment. Lupus can happen in both the men and women, 90% of individuals determined to have the sickness are females. Females of childbearing age (14 to 45 years of age) are frequently influenced and upwards of 1 of every 250 individuals may create lupus. Many individuals with dynamic lupus feel sick when all is said in done and complain of fever, weight reduction, and weariness or fatigue. Individuals with lupus additionally create particular issues when the immune system attacks a specific organ or zone in the body.

  • Skin issues – They are a typical element of lupus. A few people with lupus have a red rash over their cheeks and the scaffold of their nose – called a “butterfly” or malar rash. Hair loss and mouth bruises and sores are likewise common.
  • ArthritisIt is extremely common in individuals with lupus. There might be the pain, with or without swelling. Stiffness and pain might be especially clear in the morning. Joint inflammation might be an issue for just a couple of days or weeks, or might be a lasting element of the sickness. Fortunately, arthritis usually is not crippling.
  • Blood involvement – It can happen with or without different side effects. Individuals with lupus may have risky decreases in the quantity of red platelets, white platelets, or platelets.


  • Fever
  • Arthralgia
  • Swollen joints
  • Prolonged or extreme fatigue.
  • Ankle swelling and fluid accumulation
  • Hair loss and skin rash.
  • Mouth or nose sores.
  • Pale or purple fingers or toes from cold or stress (Raynaud’s phenomenon).


 The type of lupus treatment prescribed will depend on several factors, including the person’s age, type of drugs he or she is taking, overall health, medical history, and location and severity of the disease. Some people with mild features of the disease do not require treatment, while people with serious involvement (such as kidney complications) may require powerful medications. Drugs used to treat lupus include Steroids, Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine), Cytoxan etc.

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