Complement Test for Lupus - Topic Overview
A complement test uses a blood sample to detect a group of proteins that help the body attack foreign substances. When there are a lot of foreign substances in the body,such as bacteria or viruses,a low level of complement means the body is trying to get rid of the foreign substances. If the body is attacking its own tissues instead of foreign substances (as in autoimmune diseases such as ...
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 ...
Antimalarial Medicines for Lupus
Drug details for Antimalarial medications for lupus.
Acute Systemic Lupus
Acute systemic lupus erythematosus. Bright red, sharply defined erythema with slight edema and minimal scaling in a “butterfly pattern” on the face. This is the typical “malar rash.” Note also that the patient is female and young.
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.
Serious Conditions Associated with Lupus
Read here for information about the additional medical problems that can develop if you have lupus.
Preventing Fatigue Due to Lupus
How to cope with the fatigue that usually accompanies lupus.
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.
Joint Function and Lupus
Here's some useful advice about taking care of lupus-related joint pains.