Understanding lupus

What are common diseases that overlap with lupus?

There are many diseases that overlap with lupus including autoimmune thyroid disease , celiac disease, myasthenia gravis, antiphospholipid syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, scleroderma and Sjögren’s syndrome. There are also many less common autoimmune diseases that can affect people with lupus. It is important to keep the lines of communication open with your healthcare provider to discuss all of the symptoms you are experiencing and ensure any potential overlapping diseases are recognized.

Medically reviewed on February 28, 2014