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    1. Understanding Lupus -- the Basics

      WebMD provides an overview of lupus, including types and causes.

    2. Lupus Overview

      WebMD explains lupus, including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and tips for better quality of life.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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 ...

    7. Stem Cell Transplant for Lupus - Topic Overview

      Certain medications can cause temporary symptoms and signs of lupus. The symptoms go away when you stop taking the medication,generally within a few weeks. Symptoms are usually milder than in typical lupus,and the kidneys and central nervous system are rarely affected. Some children taking medications to prevent seizures develop a condition similar to drug-induced lupus seen in adults. ...

    8. Lupus Guide - When To Call a Doctor

      If you have been diagnosed with lupus, call 911 or other emergency services immediately if you have chest pain that is crushing or squeezing, occurs with sweating or nausea, and has not been previously diagnosed.

    9. Lupus Guide - Exams and Tests

      Learn about medical tests for lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE).

    10. Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) - Topic Overview

      Information on systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus or SLE), a chronic disease that can cause inflammation, pain, and tissue damage throughout the body.

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