What Are the Stages of Lupus?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 15, 2020 7:24:37 AM ET
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There are five stages of lupus, beginning with stage one when the patient is displaying no symptoms, to stage five when they are experiencing excessive protein loss and swelling, Healthline states. Stages can vary between patients, and not everyone experiences them all, according to WebMD.