What’s the Difference Between Lupus and Psoriasis?

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Lupus and psoriasis are two conditions that have some similarities and important differences. But generally, psoriasis is much more common than lupus. They are both chronic and autoimmune diseases. So both happens when autoantibodies mistakenly attack healthy tissue. Symptoms of lupus and psoriasis can be obvious on your skin and in your joints. However, lupus can have more serious by affecting your internal organs. Common symptoms of lupus include:
  • fever
  • fatigue
  • swollen joints
  • hair loss
  • butterfly-shaped rash across nose and your cheeks
  • chest discomfort when taking deep breaths
Psoriasis can be uncomfortable, but not life-threatening. The symptoms of psoriasis may include:
  • red patches of skin
  • dry, cracked skin
  • itching
  • burning
  • swollen and stiff joints
Psoriasis rashes are often itchy, but rashes from lupus typically aren’t. The following are two pictures of different conditions. Rashes of lupus                                                                                             Rashes of psoriasis                                            Unlike psoriasis, lupus is much more likely to occur in specific types of people, including women, Hispanic, African-American, and Asian people. However, both conditions need to be treated as early as possible if you ever notice the first symptoms. Also, pay attention to a health lifestyle, it will help you a lot in treating the conditions.   Keywords: lupus psoriasis
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