Lupus

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Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease. It can affect almost every organ in the body. Symptoms of lupus can be very mild to life threatening. There are three types of lupus; systemic lupus erythematosus, discoid lupus, and drug-induced lupus. Treatment of lupus depends on the severity of the condition and what parts of the body are affected. Treatment may include acetaminophen, ibuprofen, antimalarial drugs, anti-inflammatory steroids, and/or immunosuppressive drugs.
 

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Following organizations serve the condition "Lupus" for support, advocacy or research.

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.

The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable, and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, we lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.

Last Updated: 20 May 2013

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APS Foundation of America, Inc.

The APS Foundation of America, Inc. is dedicated to fostering and facilitating joint efforts in the areas of education, public awareness, research and patient services in an effective and ethical manner.

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013

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Ben's Friends

Our mission is to ensure that everyone in the world with a rare disease has a safe place to go and connect with others like them.

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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Xeroderma Pigmentosum Society, Inc.

The XP Society mission includes education, protection, and research for a cure for patients with XP and all severe life-threatening UV sensitivity disorders.

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2009

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Following organizations serve the condition "Lupus" for support, advocacy or research.

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.

The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable, and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, we lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.

http://www.lupus.org

Last Updated: 20 May 2013

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APS Foundation of America, Inc.

The APS Foundation of America, Inc. is dedicated to fostering and facilitating joint efforts in the areas of education, public awareness, research and patient services in an effective and ethical manner.

http://www.apsfa.org

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013

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Ben's Friends

Our mission is to ensure that everyone in the world with a rare disease has a safe place to go and connect with others like them.

http://www.bensfriends.org

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

http://www.healthywomen.org

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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Xeroderma Pigmentosum Society, Inc.

The XP Society mission includes education, protection, and research for a cure for patients with XP and all severe life-threatening UV sensitivity disorders.

http://www.xps.org

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2009

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General Resources

Handout on Health: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

This booklet is for people who have systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly called SLE or lupus, as well as for their family and friends and others who want to better understand the disease. The booklet describes the disease and its symptoms and conta

Updated 13 Nov 2012

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APS Foundation of America, Inc Fan Page

The APS Foundation of America, Inc. is the leading United States nonprofit health agency dedicated to bringing national awareness to Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS).

Updated 13 Nov 2012

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Blogs

APS Friends & Support Forum

Are you looking for Support for Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, APS, APLS, APLA, Hughes Syndrome, or Sticky Blood? Well you've come to the right place! This is an private forum for people who have Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, friends, fam

Updated 13 Nov 2012

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Lupus" returned 7102 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Multifocal cutaneous Rosai-Dorfman disease masquerading as lupus vulgaris in a child.
 

Author(s): Aastha Gupta, Pooja Arora, Meenakshi Batrani, Prafulla Kumar Sharma

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;93(5):766-768.

 

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Multiple myeloma in systemic lupus erythematosus. Report of two cases].
 

Author(s): Irene Castro, Consuelo Arroyo S, Valentina Yáñez, Claudia Cabezas

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2018 May;146(5):670-674.

 

There is an increased incidence of hematological malignancies, particularly non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). In contrast, the concurrence with Multiple Myeloma (MM) is very rare, and the possible pathogenetic mechanisms underlying this association ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Two case reports of pyoderma gangrenosum and systemic lupus erythematosus: A rare but nonfortuitous association?
 

Author(s): Delphine Lebrun, Ailsa Robbins, Maxime Hentzien, Ségolène Toquet, Julie Plee, Anne Durlach, Jean-David Bouaziz, Firouzé Bani-Sadr, Amélie Servettaz

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Aug;97(34):e11933.

 

Pyoderma gangrenosum (PG), like other neutrophilic dermatosis, may be associated with a variety of systemic disorders including inflammatory bowel diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, and hematologic disorders. Conversely, the association between PG and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Lupus" returned 905 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Protective Effects of Hydroxychloroquine against Accelerated Atherosclerosis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
 

Author(s): Alberto Floris, Matteo Piga, Arduino Aleksander Mangoni, Alessandra Bortoluzzi, Gian Luca Erre, Alberto Cauli

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Cardiovascular (CV) morbidity and mortality are a challenge in management of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Higher risk of CV disease in SLE patients is mostly related to accelerated atherosclerosis. Nevertheless, high prevalence of traditional cardiovascular risk ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Toll-like receptors in lupus nephritis.
 

Author(s): Satish Kumar Devarapu, Hans-Joachim Anders

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The pathogenesis of systemic autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is based on the loss of self-tolerance against ubiquitous autoantigens involving all mechanisms of adaptive immunity. However, data accumulating over the last decade imply an important role ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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[Research advances in the role of neutrophil extracellular traps in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus].
 

Author(s): Lu Li, Hai-Dong Fu

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2018 Mar;20(3):251-254.

 

Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) represent a form of cell death distinct from apoptosis or necrosis. The imbalance between the formation and degradation of NETs has long been considered to be closely associated with the activity of autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematous ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells Treatment for Lupus Nephritis (LN)
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Lupus Nephritis

 

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2018

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Efficacy of 595 nm Pulsed-dye Laser in Treatment of Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid

 

Last Updated: 5 Jun 2017

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Prospective Observational Cohort Study (SPOCS)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

 

Last Updated: 12 Sep 2018

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