Lupus - Information - Diagnosis - Cause - Signs - Symptoms
Lupus Screening Quiz
People with lupus produce abnormal antibodies in their blood which target tissues within their own body. Lupus is one of the autoimmune diseases. The chronic inflammation which is associated with this condition can affect the skin, heart, lungs, kidneys, joints, and nervous system.
New Diagnostic Test For Lupus
Scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle have developed a new diagnostic test for lupus which will improve detection of the autoimmune disease.
What Is C-Reactive Protein (CRP)?
As a blood test, CRP is not specific. A high result serves as a general indication of acute inflammation. Doctors can utilize the CRP test to assess the effectiveness of a specific arthritis treatment and monitor periods of disease flareup. Does your doctor order this test routinely.
Raynaud's Phenomenon Screening Quiz
Raynaud's phenomenon can occur as a primary condition or secondary condition (for example, along with rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma). The primary characteristic is cold and discolored fingers and toes. Take the Raynaud's Phenomenon Screening Quiz.
Systemic lupus erythematosus rash on the face ( Photo-Picture)
Photo-Picture of a systemic lupus erythematosis rash on the face. Lupus erythematosis often produces a "butterfly rash" or malar rash. Typically, the rash also appears on the nose.
What Causes And Heals Mouth Sores?
Mouth sores are not uncommon in arthritis patients. We examine the reasons for mouth sores and treatments for mouth sores.