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  1. 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.

  2. Lupus: Criteria for Diagnosis - 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) ...

  3. 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.

  4. Immunosuppressive Medicines for Lupus

    Drug details for Immunosuppressive medications for lupus.

  5. Lupus Guide - Exams and Tests

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

  6. Lupus Guide - Other Treatment

    Information on experimental and alternative therapies for lupus.

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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.

  9. Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) - Treatment Overview

    Information on treatment choices for lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE).

  10. Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) - Symptoms

    If you have lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE), you may be extremely tired, have skin rashes, or have joint pain. If the disease is more serious, you may have problems with your kidneys, heart, lungs, blood, or nervous system.

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