Drug-Induced Lupus Erythematosus (DIL)
Lupus symptoms, and a different diagnosis known as Drug-Induced Lupus, may develop as a result of taking certain medications. Drug-Induced Lupus (DIL or DILE) is an autoimmune disease (similar to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) caused by long term and chronic use of certain prescription drugs. These drugs cause an autoimmune response, in which the your body’s [...]
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Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE)
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease and one form of lupus. This form of lupus is limited to the skin. Approximately two-thirds of people with lupus will develop some form of CLE. Skin disease in lupus can cause rashes or sores (lesions), most of which will appear on sun-exposed areas such as the [...]
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
The most common type of lupus is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (eh-RITH-eh-muh-TOE-sus) It is often called SLE, or simply lupus. SLE is a chronic autoimmune disease and can range from mild to severe, with a range of effects on the body. When people talk about lupus, they are usually referring to SLE, but there are other [...]
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Butterfly Rash and Lupus
A red or purple rash on the nose and cheeks is a common symptom of lupus called a malar rash. Visit the LupusCorner poll about the prevalence of the butterfly rash among people with lupus! [thb_gap height="30"] (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); SPONSORED [thb_gap height="30"] The name, malar rash, comes from the Latin word 'mala' [...]
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Getting a Lupus Diagnosis
Known as "The Great Imitator" -- Lupus can be a challenge to diagnose as many symptoms are confused with other health conditions. Learn about the difficulties in getting a lupus diagnosis and tips for speaking with your doctor about your symptoms. [thb_gap height="30"] (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); SPONSORED [thb_gap height="30"] It is not uncommon [...]
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Fast Facts about Lupus
You know you're not alone -- though it sure can feel like it sometimes. What are the facts about who has lupus? Learn the facts about the prevalence of lupus and important differences for people of different ages and races. [thb_gap height="30"] (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); SPONSORED [thb_gap height="30"] 1.5 Million Americans have lupus [...]
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Where Can I Find a Local Support Group?
We're glad you're here! But, have you considered joining a support group? For many people, having lupus can be an isolating and scary proposition. Your friends and loved ones may not understand what you are going through. Life with an invisible illness can be tough. Connecting with other people that understand can make it easier. [...]
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