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The nurse is examining a patient at an internal medicine clinic. Which of the following clinical manifestations would support a diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)?

Explanation

• Symptoms commonly caused by SLE include chest pain with inspiration, fatigue, fever, general discomfort, hair loss, mouth sores, photosensitivity, and weakness

• Proteinuria is due to autoimmune kidney damage

• Edema, weight gain, hypothermia, and diarrhea are not commonly caused by SLE

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