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Lupus Health Center

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  1. Lupus Overview

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ...

  6. Lupus Guide - Other Treatment

    Information on experimental and alternative therapies for lupus.

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. Lupus: Healthy Eating - Topic Overview

    To date,no diet is known to cure,prevent,or relieve lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus,or SLE) symptoms. But poor nutrition makes it harder for your body to battle chronic illness. To make sure that you have a healthful,balanced diet,your doctor may oversee your food intake or refer you to a registered dietitian. Consider the following tips when planning your daily diet: Avoid or cut ...

  10. Stem Cell Transplant for Lupus - Prevention

    There is currently no way to prevent lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE). But people who smoke may be more likely to develop lupus. Avoiding smoking and perhaps other tobacco products may decrease your risk of developing lupus.

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