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Lupus Symptoms

T Cells, the Immune System, and Lupus

Federal Assistance

NIH Funding and Lupus

The National Institute of Health, or NIH, is a part of the federal government...

Lupus Stats

Mortality Rates, Treatment Effectiveness, & Lupus

Are new lupus treatment strategies keeping people healthier? A 42-year longitudinal study found improved...

Diagnosis

Why Doctors Misdiagnose Lupus (& What You Can Do!)

It's common for clinicians to misdiagnose lupus or suggest that symptoms are a result of stress. 68% of Lupus Warriors had to see 3 or more doctors before being diagnosed. All types of lupus including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE),

Overview

Childhood Lupus (Juvenile-Onset): Symptoms & More

Children are less likely to develop lupus than adults, but young Lupus Warriors often experience more severe symptoms and have significant organ damage. Identifying signs of lupus early and starting treatments can help minimize the impact of the disease. 10% - 20% of cases

Day-to-Day Living

Cutaneous Lupus (CLE), Quality of Life, & Fatigue

Cutaneous Lupus (CLE) is a form of lupus that affects the skin. But these symptoms are more than skin-deep. CLE has an impact on quality of life and energy levels, too. Dermatologists identify three main types of Cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE): Acute cutaneous lupus Defining characteristic:

Day-to-Day Living

Managing Energy, The Spoon Theory, and Lupus

Lupus Warriors know the challenges of managing energy carefully. Explaining the delicate balance to others can be difficult, but not impossible. The Spoon Theory is a useful strategy A few years ago, Christine Miserandino wrote a post on the blog “But you Don’t Look Sick” called

Lupus Stats

Lupus Facts & Prevalence Statistics

You know you're not alone -- though it sure can feel like it sometimes. Let's look at some lupus facts! Learn lupus facts about the prevalence of the disease and important differences for people of different ages and races.1.5 Million Americans have lupus according to estimates by the Lupus Foundation of America, with...

Living with Lupus

Topical Treatments for Cutaneous Lupus

Skin rashes and round lesions can be symptoms of cutaneous lupus. Topical treatments, including preventative creams, are often the first care strategy. Cutaneous lupus erythematosus is a form of lupus that is limited to the skin. But, cutaneous lupus also contains its own subtypes, which vary in severity, symptoms, and treatments. The...

Diagnosis

Lupus Nephritis: 6 Classes of Kidney Disease

Caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, lupus nephritis is a serious, and relatively common, kidney disorder. In September, Selena Gomez shared with her fans via Instagram that she had received a kidney transplant due to complications of lupus. The two kidneys are the primary members of the renal system in the...

Lupus Definition

Lupus Awareness, Selena Gomez, & Data

What does 127,000,000 Instagram followers do for lupus awareness? Quite a lot! Selena Gomez is the most followed person on Instagram with over 127 million followers. In addition to being a 25-year-old singer and actress, she is a Lupus Warrior who has used her platform to attract attention to the...

Day-to-Day Living

Lupus Fatigue & the Seasons: FSS Data

There have been over 942 responses to the Fatigue Severity Scale. Let's analyze the scores to look for seasonal lupus fatigue. In previous posts, we have looked at why we use the FSS to measure lupus fatigue and some initial results from the tool. Now that there are a...