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Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs.
Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because its signs and symptoms often mimic those of other ailments. The most distinctive sign of lupus — a facial rash that resembles the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks — occurs in many but not all cases of lupus.
Some people are born with a tendency toward developing lupus, which may be triggered by infections, certain drugs or even sunlight. While there's no cure for lupus, treatments can help control symptoms.
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Hi,I just wanted to add my story to the mix. When I was in mid teens I started having intermittent joint pain in my hips and knees and developed a rash across my nose and cheeks. My GP did some blood tests thinking I may have Lupus but everything…Continue
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I was diagnosed this year with Lupus, Raynaulds, osteoarthritis and Elevated liver function.I'm learning that it really does take a team of doctors to help us but I'm not quite sure how much I should expect from my Rhuemy.My visits with him have…Continue
So, with my health as up and down and generally crazy as it usually is, I tend to just let a lot of my health issues resolve themselves. This one even worried me though. When I turned to flush this morning, the whole of my morning bm was…Continue
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