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.
Preventing a Lupus Flare
Despite your best efforts, you may occasionally experience a lupus flare. Here's how to take care of yourself to minimize the flare's symptoms.
Preventing Fatigue Due to Lupus
How to cope with the fatigue that usually accompanies lupus.
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.
Joint Function and Lupus
Here's some useful advice about taking care of lupus-related joint pains.
Fever and Lupus
Read here for some tips on how to handle fever, a frequent side effect of lupus.