QUICK FACT 18


In approximately 10 percent of all lupus cases, individuals will have symptoms and signs of more than one connective tissue disease. A physician may use the term "overlap syndrome" or "mixed connective tissue disease" to describe this condition. 

Depending on how lupus affects their body, some people with lupus may need additional care from specialists, like a dermatologist for skin problems, a nephrologist for kidney disease, or a cardiologist for heart complications.

1 comments:

Petula said...

So important to know: 10 percent of all lupus cases, individuals will have symptoms and signs of more than one connective tissue disease.

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