WebMD explains lupus, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and tips for better quality of life.
Acute Systemic Lupus
Acute systemic lupus erythematosus. Bright red, sharply defined erythema with slight edema and minimal scaling in a “butterfly pattern” on the face. This is the typical “malar rash.” Note also that the patient is female and young.
Newly Diagnosed With Lupus: 10 Important Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Lupus
If you have a recent lupus diagnosis, take these 10 important questions from WebMD to your doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions About Lupus
These questions and answers address key issues about lupus, an autoimmune disorder that can affect various parts of the body.
Lupus is a chronic,inflammatory autoimmune disorder affecting the connective tissue. In autoimmune disorders,the body's own immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues causing inflammation and malfunction of various organ systems. In lupus,the organ systems most often involved include the skin,kidneys,blood and joints. Many different symptoms are associated with lupus,and most ...
Newly Diagnosed With Lupus
If you're newly diagnosed with lupus, these are 10 questions you should consider asking your doctor.
How Lupus Affects Your Body
A look at the ways lupus affects your heart, lungs, skin, and other areas, and what you can do to ease and prevent problems.
How Lupus Affects Your Skin
Find out about changes in your skin from lupus, including a butterfly rash on your face, skin sores, and color changes in your fingers and toes called Raynaud's phenomenon.
Understanding Lupus -- Treatment
WebMD provides an overview of treatment for lupus.
Skin Care Tips for Lupus
Skin care tips to treat and prevent skin problems that affect people with lupus.