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Lupus

Also called: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, SLE

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Malar rash itself is a manifestation of lupus and can fluctuate in severity or "activity." It does not necessarily, but might, correlate...
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Hives can be part of lupus but there are numerous other causes of chronic hives ( >6 weeks in duration) that must also be considered. A...
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Lupus patients are rightfully told to avoid the sun since it can flare the disease. But guess what... by doing so you are setting yourself up for...
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It is likely that most lupus patients will at some time be taking steroids to control some aspect of their disease. In order to minimize the adverse...
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Anyone can get lupus. But 9 out of 10 people who have it are women. African American women are three times more likely to get lupus than white women...
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Remember that each person has different symptoms. Treatment depends on the symptoms. The doctor may give you aspirin or a similar medicine to treat...
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Often, when the lupus is under control the redness will naturally improve. Topical cortisone used for a week or so can be helpful, under the...
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Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which means that the immune system mistakes the body's own tissues as foreign invaders and attacks them. Some people...
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No single factor is known to cause lupus. Research suggests that a combination of genetic, hormonal, and immune system factors may be behind it. A...
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Vitamin D has been found to have effects on immune function and inflammation. Earlier studies suggested a relationship of vitamin D to autoimmune...
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Systemic lupus erythematosus features sharply defined redness of the skin that may be in a butterfly pattern.
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Systemic lupus erythematosus features red patches that may be in a butterfly pattern on the face.
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Some 1.5 million people in the United States -- the vast majority of them young women between 18 and 45 -- have this often-puzzling autoimmune...
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Polyarteritis nodosa is a type of inflammation of the blood vessels (vasculitis) that affects medium- and large-sized arteries. Depending on which...
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Lupus is an autoimmune disease. The immune system's job is to fight foreign substances in the body, such as germs and viruses. But in autoimmune...
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