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  1. Lupus and Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome - 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 ...

  2. Lupus Guide - What Increases Your Risk

    The chances of developing lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE) are higher in people who are female, are black or Asian, are between the ages 15 and 45, and have a family history of lupus.

  3. Drug-Induced 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. ...

  4. Stem Cell Transplant for Lupus - Topic Overview

    Stem cell transplantation is the replacement of damaged bone marrow cells with healthy cells,or stem cells. It is generally done after powerful drugs have been used to wipe out the damaged immune system (immunoablation). Stem cells are immature cells that are produced in the bone marrow. They can divide to produce more stem cells or mature into red blood cells,white blood cells,and ...

  5. Lupus Guide - Home Treatment

    Good self - care is essential to managing lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE). Learn to recognize your body's warning signs of a flare. Warning signs may include increased fatigue, joint pain, rash, or fever. When you notice any of these signs, t

  6. 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 ...

  7. Lupus Guide - Exams and Tests

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

  8. Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) - What Happens

    The outlook for people with lupus has improved as better treatments have been found. Now, nearly 70% of people with lupus live 20 years or more after they are diagnosed with the condition.

  9. Lupus Guide - Surgery

    Surgery is not used to treat mild or moderate symptoms of lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE). Surgery may be considered for people with lupus who have permanent, life - threatening kidney damage.

  10. 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.

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