Lupus is an autoimmune (AW-toe-ih-MYOON) disease. Your body’s immune system is like an army with hundreds of soldiers. The immune system’s job is to fight foreign substances in the body, like germs and viruses. But in autoimmune diseases, the immune system is out of control. It attacks healthy tissues, not germs.


Lupus is Latin for "wolf". It may refer in English to: several diseases: L ...
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Lupus Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... No two cases of lupus are exactly alike. Signs and symptoms may come on suddenly or develop slowly, may be mild or severe, and may be temporary or permanent. Even the distinctive rash that gives the d...
Source: MayoClinic

... Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which means that instead of just attacking foreign substances, such as bacteria and viruses, the immune system also turns against healthy tissue. This leads to inflamma...
Source: MayoClinic

Lupus Treatment

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... With treatment, most people with lupus can live active, healthy lives. Without treatment, complications from lupus can be life-threatening. These complications include: Kidneys. Lupus can cause seriou...
Source: MayoClinic

... The treatments for lupus can be as varied and individual as the disease itself and may change over time. But common-sense measures, such as rest, protection from sunlight, exercise, not smoking and a ...
Source: MayoClinic

Lupus Support

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Coping skills
... Staying healthy with lupus takes extra effort, and coping with symptoms of the disease can be stressful. If you have lupus, you may find it helpful to practice relaxation techniques like meditation an...
Source: MayoClinic

Lupus Other

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What You Need to Know About Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
... What is lupus? Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) is a disease of the immune system. Normally, the immune system protects the body from infection. However, in lupus, the immune system inappropriatel...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Skin Disease Organizations
... The American Academy of Dermatology P.O. Box 4014 Schaumburg, IL 60168-4014 Phone: (847) 330-0230 Fax: (847) 330-0050 The American Academy of Dermatology is a professional organizat...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Lupus Treatment

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... by Meryl Baskervill Introduction: The purpose of this limited study was to determine the benefits, if any, of using herbal preparations traditionally used for adrenal support and toning in the treatme...
Source: HealthWorld


Lupus Articles


  • (National Women's Health Information Center, OWH, HHS)
  • 2004 Drug Guide (Arthritis Foundation)