These conditions are generally referred to as “Connective Tissue Disorders-CTD” and are the result of the body’s immune system attacking self.
Depending on the organ affected symptoms may include:
lupus skin rash
blood in urine or faeces
depression or psychotic symptoms
One of the other conditions similar to Lupus is Juvenile Dermatomyositis.
In these conditions there is usually a distinct skin rash affecting the face, hands, knees, and elbows. The younger child may be irritable and grizzly, and patients may develop weak muscles unable to climb stairs or lift their arms.
When the condition is very severe the voice may become nasal, or there may be coughing and spluttering on swallowing thin fluids.