symptoms of lupus

Malar Rash

Lupus is a disease that causes many types of different symptoms. One of the most common symptoms that appears in lupus patients are rashes on the body and face. The malar rash occurs ... Continue Reading →

DMARD Lupus Treatment

Dr. Olivia Ghaw from Mount Sinai specializes in patients with rheumatic or connective tissue diseases. She sees about 50 lupus patients a year and speaks about how common the disease ... Continue Reading →
Lupus Symptoms

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease. Instead of protecting the body, the immune system mistakenly attacks the body's own healthy tissue. Systemic lupus ... Continue Reading →

Benlysta

A belimumab injection (Benlysta) is prescribed with other medications as treatment to patients of systemic lupus erythematosus. This type of medication is known as a monoclonal antibody ... Continue Reading →

What is Lupus Nephritis?

Lupus nephritis is the inflammation of the kidney caused by systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune disease. Lupus nephritis affects the skin, joints kidneys and brain and ... Continue Reading →

How Do You Get Lupus Treatment?

The treatment of lupus can be complex, and should always involve specialists for each affected body system. Doctors use a combination of approaches to try to reduce the symptoms of ... Continue Reading →

Lupus Facial Rashes

Changes of the skin and facial rashes are very common with lupus patients. In most cases, abnormalities can be treated with medication, specifically corticosteroids (prednisone) or ... Continue Reading →

Lupus Fatigue: Causes and Treatment Tips

WebMD talks about ways to combat lupus-related fatigue and also discusses some possible causes of lupus fatigue. Continue Reading →

Erratic control of breathing during exercise in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a pilot-study

Purpose: The aim of this study was to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the pattern and timing of breathing during incremental exercise in a sample of women living ... Continue Reading →

HPV vaccine Gardasil does not increase disease activity in SLE patients, study shows

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil, does not increase the incidence of flares (unpredictable worsening of symptoms signaling increased disease activity) in patients with ... Continue Reading →