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    1. Stem Cell Transplant for Lupus - Topic Overview

      The following criteria are used to distinguish lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus,or SLE) from other autoimmune and rheumatic diseases. A person with 4 of these 11 conditions can be classified as having lupus. These conditions may be present all at once or they may appear in succession over a period of time. 1 Butterfly ( malar ) rash on cheeks Rash on face,arms,neck,torso (discoid rash) ...

    2. Stem Cell Transplant for Lupus - Topic Overview

      A complement test uses a blood sample to detect a group of proteins that help the body attack foreign substances. When there are a lot of foreign substances in the body,such as bacteria or viruses,a low level of complement means the body is trying to get rid of the foreign substances. If the body is attacking its own tissues instead of foreign substances (as in autoimmune diseases such as ...

    3. Lupus Guide - Medications

      Medications cannot cure lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE), but they can control many symptoms and often can prevent or slow organ damage. Learn more.

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. Lupus Guide - Cause

      Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE) is an autoimmune disease, in which the immune system attacks the body's own tissues as though they were foreign substances. Lupus is not contagious.

    9. Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) - 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 - Topic Overview

      Antibody tests are a set of blood tests that check for specific antibodies to help clarify the diagnosis of lupus. They include: Anti-SS-A (also called Ro). Anti-SS-B (also called La). Anti-dsDNA (antibodies to DNA). Anti-RNP. Anti-Smith (Sm). These antibody tests are often positive in lupus and can provide support for a diagnosis if the clinical criteria are unclear or if the ANA test is ...

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