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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Antimalarial Medicines for Lupus

    Drug details for Antimalarial medications for lupus.

  4. 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.

  5. Joint Function and Lupus

    Here's some useful advice about taking care of lupus-related joint pains.

  6. Fever and Lupus

    Read here for some tips on how to handle fever, a frequent side effect of lupus.

  7. 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.

  8. Sexuality and Lupus

    Lupus can have an effect on your sexuality both physically and emotionally. This article gives you some coping tips.

  9. Serious Conditions Associated with Lupus

    Read here for information about the additional medical problems that can develop if you have lupus.

  10. Living with Lupus

    This short article outlines some of the feelings you may have about your lupus diagnosis and how you should cope with them.

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