Overview

Childhood Lupus (Juvenile-Onset): Symptoms & More

Day-to-Day Living

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

Cutaneous Lupus (CLE) is a form of lupus that affects the skin....

Living with Lupus

Topical Treatments for Cutaneous Lupus

Skin rashes and round lesions can be symptoms of cutaneous lupus. Topical treatments, including preventative...

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...

Overview

Drug-Induced Lupus Erythematosus (DIL)

Lupus symptoms, and a different diagnosis known as Drug-Induced Lupus, may develop as a result of taking certain medications. Drug-Induced Lupus (DIL or DILE) is an autoimmune disease (similar to Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) caused by long term and chronic use of certain prescription drugs. These drugs cause...

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), most of which will appear on...

Overview

Lupus Nephritis

What is Lupus Nephritis? Lupus nephritis is an inflammation of the nephrons – structures inside the kidneys – that is caused by lupus SLE. Lupus nephritis affects anywhere from 40-60% of lupus patients Symptoms of Lupus Nephritis Weight gain High blood pressure Dark urine Foamy, frothy urine Swelling...

Overview

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

The most common type of lupus is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (eh-RITH-eh-muh-TOE-sus) It is often called SLE, or simply lupus. SLE is a chronic autoimmune disease and can range from mild to severe, with a range of effects on the body. When people talk about lupus, they are usually referring to...