Understanding Lupus -- Symptoms
Learn the symptoms of lupus.
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 Guide - Exams and Tests
Learn about medical tests for lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE).
Lupus Guide - Other Treatment
Information on experimental and alternative therapies for lupus.
Lupus: Healthy Eating - Topic Overview
Information on systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE), a chronic disease that can cause inflammation, pain, and tissue damage throughout the body.
Complications of Lupus - Topic Overview
Some people with lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus,or SLE) develop complications with internal organs,such as the kidney,heart or lungs. Living with lupus Most people with lupus are able to continue their usual daily activities. You may find that you need to cut back on your activity level,get help with child care,or change the way you work because of fatigue,joint pain,or other ...
Stem Cell Transplant for Lupus - Topic Overview
About 1 in 3 people with lupus produce an antibody that attacks certain blood-clotting factors,which can cause the blood to clot easily. 1 A person who has this antibody and has had blood clots is said to have antiphospholipid antibody syndrome. This can lead to mild or severe blood-clotting complications,including: Stroke,transient ischemic attack (TIA),or heart attack. Deep vein ...