Lupus

Common Name(s)

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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Condition Specific Organizations

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 7181 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Pilot study comparing the childhood arthritis and rheumatology research alliance consensus treatment plans for induction therapy of juvenile proliferative lupus nephritis.
 

Author(s): Jennifer C Cooper, Kelly Rouster-Stevens, Tracey B Wright, Joyce J Hsu, Marisa S Klein-Gitelman, Stacy P Ardoin, Laura E Schanberg, Hermine I Brunner, B Anne Eberhard, Linda Wagner-Weiner, Jay Mehta, Kathleen Haines, Deborah K McCurdy, Thomas A Phillips, Zhen Huang, Emily von Scheven,

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To reduce treatment variability and facilitate comparative effectiveness studies, the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) published consensus treatment plans (CTPs) including one for juvenile proliferative lupus nephritis (LN). Induction immunosuppression ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus by presence of Hargraves cells in eosinophilic pleural effusion: Case report.
 

Author(s): Alexia D'Andréa, Damien L Peillet, Christine Serratrice, Pierre-Augute Petignat, Virginie Prendki, Jean-Luc Reny, Jacques Serratrice

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Oct;97(42):e12871.

 

Eosinophilic pleural effusion in elderly patients is most commonly due to malignancies and infections.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Slicc damage index score in systemic lupus erythematosus patients and its associated factors.
 

Author(s): Wan Syamimee Wan Ghazali, Saidatul Manera Mohd Daud, Nurashikin Mohammad, Kah Keng Wong

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Oct;97(42):e12787.

 

The aims of this study were to determine damage index in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients based on Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics/American College of Rheumatology (SLICC/ACR) Damage Index (SDI) and to determine the laboratory and clinico-demographic ...

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 928 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

DNA Damage and Deficiencies in the Mechanisms of Its Repair: Implications in the Pathogenesis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
 

Author(s): Martha Paola Mireles-Canales, Susana Aideé González-Chávez, Celia Maria Quiñonez-Flores, Ever Adán León-López, César Pacheco-Tena

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a perplexing and potentially severe disease, the pathogenesis of which is yet to be understood. SLE is considered to be a multifactorial disease, in which genetic factors, immune dysregulation, and environmental factors, such as ultraviolet radiation, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The Impact of Vitamin D on the Immunopathophysiology, Disease Activity, and Extra-Musculoskeletal Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
 

Author(s): Anselm Mak

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Over the past two decades it has been increasingly recognized that vitamin D, aside from its crucial involvement in calcium and phosphate homeostasis and the dynamics of the musculoskeletal system, exerts its influential impact on the immune system. The mechanistic roles that vitamin ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Wilson's disease combined with systemic lupus erythematosus: a case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Yun Zhang, Dongmei Wang, Wei Wei, Xuejun Zeng

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Wilson's disease (WD) is an inherited disorder in which defective biliary excretion of copper leads to its accumulation, particularly in the liver and brain. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multi-system disorder that can manifest in any system. Cases with concomitant WD and ...

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: 16 Nov 2018

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