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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.
My Rheumy told me yesterday that I have PsA and a mild SLE Lupus. The latest Avise SLE test came back "suggestive of SLE Lupus" it hasn't changed since first taking it in early 2014.Do any of you have overlap like this?I will be starting Stelara…Continue
I was on facebook, and saw a post from a man whose wife had just been given the all clear from her oncologist. She had been diagnosed with cancer in Aug 2015. Five months ago. My first thought was "wow - I wish I had cancer instead of Lupus!"Continue
As stated in many of my posts, I was diagnosed with SLE 25 years ago. My Rheumatologist retired and I am in the process of finding a new one. The first one I went to walked into the exam room , and states "You don't have lupus, you are on Enbrel…Continue
My 15-year-old daughter had blood work done that indicated a positive ANA result and the titer was speckled. Don't really know what that means. We have an appointment scheduled with a rheumatologist tomorrow. Her symptoms are fatigue, headaches,…Continue
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