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  1. Complications of Lupus - Topic Overview

    Some people with lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus,or SLE) develop complications with internal organs,such as the kidney,heart or lungs. Living with lupus Most people with lupus are able to continue their usual daily activities. You may find that you need to cut back on your activity level,get help with child care,or change the way you work because of fatigue,joint pain,or other ...

  2. Drug-Induced 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. ...

  3. 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.

  4. Immunosuppressive Medicines for Lupus

    Drug details for Immunosuppressive medications for lupus.

  5. 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.

  6. Lupus Guide - Other Treatment

    Information on experimental and alternative therapies for lupus.

  7. 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.

  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 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.

  10. Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) - 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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