The nurse is examining a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Which of the following symptoms would the nurse expect?

Proteinuria, fatigue, butterfly rash

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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