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Old 10-20-2003, 11:16 AM   #1
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Question Lupus and the joints?

Does lupus cause joint damage? Or does it just cause inflammation of the tissues surrounding the joints?

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Old 10-20-2003, 11:43 AM   #2
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Hi Deb,

Actually, Lupus is known to cause inflammation and irritation of the joints (pain too). It doesn't usually break down the joints. Rheumatoid Arthritis does though- I can't remember.. does your mom have that? If so, that can cause breakdown of the joints and synovial fluid (joint fluid). Take care

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