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3. Joint Pain and Swelling

Often, lupus triggers inflammation in the joints, accompanied by stiffness and pain. Most people experience the greatest discomfort in the morning hours. Like other symptoms of lupus, joint swelling and pain may be episodic. Many physicians may misdiagnose these related joint conditions as isolated arthritis.

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