Osteoarthritis is sometimes misdiagnosed as Lupus

It has been reported that some patients have been misdiagnosed with Lupus , when in fact the correct diagnosis in their specific case was Osteoarthritis.

Osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis that occurs when the protective cartilage that protects where two bones meet wears down over time. This damage to the joints cannot be reversed by the symptoms can be managed. Symptoms include pain, stiffness, tenderness, loss of flexibility, a grating sensation, bone spurs and swelling. Osteoarthritis can be misdiagnosed as rheumatoid arthritis, lyme disease, lupus, fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, and gout.

Always consult your doctor or health professional, and do not self diagnose.

Symptoms can include:

Bone spurs, swelling, pain, stiffness, loss of flexibility, grating sensation, tenderness

Symptoms are a guideline only and may apply to either the diagnosis or the reported misdiagnosis, or both. Consult your specialist for further information.

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