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Lupus

Also called: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, SLE

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Women with SLE who become pregnant are considered "high risk." Women with SLE who are pregnant require close observation during pregnancy...
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Overall, the outlook for people with systemic lupus is improving each decade with the development of more accurate monitoring tests and treatments...
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Since individuals with SLE can have a wide variety of symptoms and different combinations of organ involvement, no single test establishes the...
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Lupus is an autoimmune disease characterized by acute and chronic inflammation of various tissues of the body. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that...
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...Lupus as a chronic inflammatory disease is recognized as a major predisposing factor for heart disease. In women under 50 in whom heart disease is...
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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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