Lupus erythematosus disease (SLE) or lupus is a chronic autoimmune condition. In people with lupus, the immune system loses its ability to distinguish between viruses and other invaders and healthyhuman tissue.

This condition often leads to complications if left untreated. Some people require anti-inflammatory drugs and chemotherapeutic agents to help treat the disease.

The symptoms of lupus are variable and the condition generally affects each person differently.

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1. Recurrent Fever Spells

People with lupus can contract low-grade fever for no apparent reason, sometimes quite frequently. The temperature is usually low-grade, not higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit. It may be associated with fatigueand a few additional symptoms.

Since a fever can come from a mild infection or similar fleeting condition, people tend to treat the symptom with over-the-counter medicationsand not investigate it further. However, if such low-grade fever spells begin to recur, one should seek medical attention.

A woman with her hand on her forehead and a thermometer checking for fever
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