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Lupus Symptoms

T Cells, the Immune System, and Lupus

T cells are important components of the immune system, but also of autoimmune disease....

Federal Assistance

NIH Funding and Lupus

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

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Mortality Rates, Treatment Effectiveness, & Lupus

Are new lupus treatment strategies keeping people healthier? A 42-year longitudinal study found improved health outcomes and decreased mortality for people living with lupus. Measuring the success of lupus treatments can be a challenge. Though a number of tools have been developed, they...

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

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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...

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Lupus Prevalence | How Many People Have Lupus?

Pinpointing the number of people with lupus is no easy task. Even the experts are unsure of the lupus prevalence. Research and awareness about lupus are both limited. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, 72% of Americans aged 18-34 have either never heard of lupus or know little or nothing...

Overview

Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE)

Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease and one form of lupus. This form of lupus is limited to the skin. Approximately two-thirds of people with lupus will develop some form of CLE. Skin disease in lupus can cause rashes or sores (lesions). These symptoms typically appear on on...

Overview

Lupus Nephritis | Impact on the Kidneys

First of all, what is lupus nephritis? Lupus nephritis is an inflammation specific structures in the kidneys known as nephrons. Often, this inflammation is originally caused by systemic lupus. You have two kidneys. They are bean-shaped, fist-sized organs located just below you rib cage on either...