Could You Have Lupus?

Are You Experiencing Lupus Symptoms? Take This Quiz

1. Have you had a red, flat facial rash over the bridge of your nose and across your cheeks in a butterfly shape?
2. Are you unusually sensitive to sunlight (known as photosensitivity)?
3. Have you developed ulcers of the lining of the mouth, nose, or throat?
4. Do you have symptoms associated with arthritis (e.g., joint pain, stiffness, swelling)?
5. Have you been diagnosed with pleuritis or pericarditis?
6. Have you experienced unexplained hair loss, a condition known as alopecia?
7. Do you have unexplained fevers or excessive fatigue?
8. Have you experienced bluish fingers when cold (Raynaud's phenomenon)?
9. If you have had an antinuclear antibody test (ANA), what were the results?
10. Have you had unexplained low blood counts (white blood cells, platelets, red blood cells)?
11. Have you had positive results for anti-dsDNA (double-stranded DNA), anti-Sm (Smith)?
12. Have you had unexplained kidney problems, such as nephritis, protein in the urine, or decrease in kidney function?

13. Have you experienced unexplained headaches, confusion, memory issues, or anxiety?