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.
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.
Lupus Guide - Exams and Tests
Learn about medical tests for lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE).
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 ...
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) ...
Medical History and Physical Exam for Lupus
A physical examination for suspected lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE) includes a thorough check of your skin, joints, lungs and breathing, nervous system, and heart.The medical history includes questions about:Arthritis, joint, or muscle pain.Weight loss or fatigue.Skin rashes, especially after exposure to sunlight.Sores in the mouth, nose, or other mucous membranes.Chest pain.Hair ...
Newly Diagnosed With Lupus
If you're newly diagnosed with lupus, these are 10 questions you should consider asking your doctor.
How Lupus Affects Your Body
A look at the ways lupus affects your heart, lungs, skin, and other areas, and what you can do to ease and prevent problems.
How Lupus Affects Your Skin
Find out about changes in your skin from lupus, including a butterfly rash on your face, skin sores, and color changes in your fingers and toes called Raynaud's phenomenon.
Skin Care Tips for Lupus
Skin care tips to treat and prevent skin problems that affect people with lupus.