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    1. 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 ...

    2. 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.

    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. 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: Healthy Eating - Treatment Overview

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

    6. 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. ...

    7. 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

    8. Newly Diagnosed With Lupus

      If you're newly diagnosed with lupus, these are 10 questions you should consider asking your doctor.

    9. 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.

    10. Skin Care Tips for Lupus

      Skin care tips to treat and prevent skin problems that affect people with lupus.

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