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What is Lupus?

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.

Many celebrities with lupus deal with the daily challenges of the disease as well.


I don't see any replies

Started by Teri Jackson in General. Last reply by ModSupport 13 hours ago. 1 Reply

I am looking through discussions and don't see many replies and i wonder why.Continue

New here, been lurking, newly diagnosed

Started by Eden Hall in Introductions. Last reply by lynn4545 on Thursday. 1 Reply

Hi everyone. I'm new here, but I have been watching and have commented on a topic or two.I was "diagnosed" a few weeks ago. I put that in quotations because my doctor kinda seemed to be trying not to diagnose me, but she started me on plaquenil to…Continue


Started by Teri Jackson in Symptoms Apr 21. 0 Replies

Do you know any doctors who diagnose lupus with the SLICC lupus criteria? I found a new doctor and found that she does. Just in case here it is.NOTE: at the top of the page it says you don't have to have all criteria at one time just at some time.…Continue

Tags: criteria, SLICC

Dr. Sana Makhdumi

Started by Teri Jackson in Physician Recommendations (Positive Review Only) Apr 21. 0 Replies

If anyone in Georgia, specifically near Athens, Dr. Makhdumi is a new doctor in this area. She also goes by the new criteria. She is thorough and kind. I highly recommend her.

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