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11 Symptoms Used to Diagnose Lupus
Inflammation of the lining of the heart or lung
Inflammation of the lining around the heart (pericarditis) or lungs (pleuritis) can be a sign of lupus. But both conditions are more commonly due to viral illnesses, says Dr. Belmont.
Even though the inflammation rarely affects the functioning of either the heart or lungs, it can cause sharp chest painespecially when a person is coughing or taking a deep breathand may occasionally spark shortness of breath.
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