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.
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.
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) ...
Antimalarial Medicines for Lupus
Drug details for Antimalarial medications for lupus.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Read here for information on what the ramifications are of a lupus diagnosis and how you can cope with the many symptoms.
Joint Function and Lupus
Here's some useful advice about taking care of lupus-related joint pains.
Care of the Lupus Patient
This article outlines the possible interventions for the complications associated with lupus. Written for nurses, but suitable for consumers also.
Sexuality and Lupus
Lupus can have an effect on your sexuality both physically and emotionally. This article gives you some coping tips.
Fever and Lupus
Read here for some tips on how to handle fever, a frequent side effect of lupus.
Serious Conditions Associated with Lupus
Read here for information about the additional medical problems that can develop if you have lupus.