Is weight loss a symptom of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)?

Updated: Aug 04, 2021
  • Author: Christie M Bartels, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Weight loss may occur in patients with active SLE. Weight gain may also be due to corticosteroid treatment or active disease, such as nephrotic syndrome (with anasarca) or myocarditis.


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