7 Facts You Should Know About Lupus

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is the most common form of lupus and is considered more serious than the other forms. It affects many parts of a person’s body including kidneys, lungs, blood, skin, and others.
Lupus Discoid is a form of lupus that only affects the skin and causes rashes. These rashes may be anywhere but are usually found on the face, neck, and scalp. It does not affect any of the internal body organs although one in 10 people living with discoid lupus will develop systemic lupus.
Drug-induced Lupus (DIL) occurs after a person takes certain types of medication. The symptoms are similar to systemic lupus but they usually disappear when the course of medication is finished. Symptoms are typically gone within six months but the antinuclear antibody (ANA) test may stay positive for years.
Neonatal Lupus is rare, but can happen that a newborn of a mother with lupus may have neonatal lupus. The condition can cause skin rashes, anemia or liver problems. Symptoms usually go away after a few months and don’t cause permanent damage.

Learn more about types of autoimmune disease and their definitions.

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One comment

  1. jim dakis says:

    Living with lupus a very challenging illness ! dont stop moving ! have a total positive mental outlook stay focused !keep your emotions in check Church helps !stay positive !

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