Associated Conditions of Lupus
|About associated conditions: Associated conditions are those which appear statistically related, but do not have a clear cause or effect relationship. Whereas the complications are caused by Lupus, and underlying causes may be causes of Lupus, the following list shows associated conditions that simply appear with higher frequency in people who have Lupus. In some cases, there may be overlap between this list and risk factors for Lupus. People with Lupus may be more likely to get a condition on the list of associated conditions, or the reverse may be true, or both. Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply coincidentally related to Lupus is not always clear. For general information, see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.|
Associated conditions list: The list of conditions mentioned by various sources as associated with Lupus includes:
- Atherosclerosis - lupus increases the risk of atherosclerosis.
- Discoid lupus erythematosus - a red skin rash of variable size and persistence.
Lupus as a risk factor: Another type of associated condition is one for which Lupus is itself a risk factor. The conditions for which Lupus is listed as a risk factor includes:
Last revision: June 2, 2003
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