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What You Need to Know About Neuropsychiatric Lupus

Living with Lupus

Estrogen, Sex Hormones and Lupus (SLE)

Hormones, including the hormones associated with sex and sex expression, also impact...

Lupus Symptoms

T Cells, the Immune System, and Lupus

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

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:

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...

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...

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

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus | Autoimmune Disease

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...