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Lupus Information - Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Information

More information about lupus and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
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Guide To Lupus
Lupus is a type of immune system disorder known as an autoimmune disease. In autoimmune diseases, the body harms its own healthy cells and tissues leading to inflammation and damage of various body tissues. The symptoms of lupus can be controlled with appropriate treatment, and most people with the disease can lead active, healthy lives.

Lupus: Not a Simple Disease
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can be difficult to diagnose since it mimics other conditions.

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.

Quiz: Is it Rheumatoid Arthritis or Lupus?
Two of the 100 types of arthritis are rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. There are specific symptoms, distinguishing characteristics, as well as overlapping symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. Do you know the difference?

Lupus May Have Simple Cause
New research from scientists at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has revealed that a single defect in a common protein causes a severe autoimmune disease akin to lupus.

An In-Depth Report: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of Lupus.

Lupus Clinical Overview
Intro, symptoms, systemic effects, diagnostic procedures, pitfalls, and questions about lupus, from H. Michael Belmont M.D.

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Information from ACR
Information on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, including description, cause, diagnosis, treatment, and the health impact of lupus, from The American College of Rheumatology.

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