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.
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

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

View Details
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

View Details
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: 3 Oct 2013

View Details
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

View Details

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
Top

How do you compare to others with this condition?

Privately answer questions about your health. Let resources, you select, come to you.

Anonymously share and see how your answers compare with others with this condition while privately providing key pieces of information to medical researchers, disease advocacy groups, and others ONLY YOU select to help speed up cures and better alternatives.

 
 

Advocacy and Support Organizations

 

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.

http://www.lupus.org

Last Updated: 20 May 2013

View Details
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

View Details
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: 3 Oct 2013

View Details
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

View Details

 

General Support Organizations

Not finding the support you need? Show General Support Organizations

 
 
 
 
Top

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

Go To URL
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

Go To URL
 
 
Top

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

Go To URL
 
 
Top

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 5464 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

BLyS levels in sera of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: clinical and serological correlation.
 

Author(s): Daniel Elbirt, Ilan Asher, Keren Mahlab-Guri, Shira Bezalel-Rosenberg, Victor Edelstein, Zev Sthoeger

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2014 Aug;16(8):491-6.

 

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease characterized by disturbance of the innate and adaptive immune systems with the production of autoantibodies by stimulated B lymphocytes. The BLyS protein (B lymphocyte stimulator) is secreted mainly by monocytes and activated ...

Last Updated: 1 Oct 2014

Go To URL
Lupus erythematosus-like skin eruption after vemurafenib therapy.
 

Author(s): Markus Reinholz, Carola Berking, Cecilia Hermans, Thomas Ruzicka, Markus Braun-Falco

Journal: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.. 2014 Oct;71(4):e159-60.

 

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2014

Go To URL
Clinicopathologic lessons in distinguishing cicatricial alopecia: 7 cases of lichen planopilaris misdiagnosed as discoid lupus.
 

Author(s): Vinod E Nambudiri, Ruth Ann Vleugels, Alvaro C Laga, Lynne J Goldberg

Journal: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.. 2014 Oct;71(4):e135-8.

 

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2014

Go To URL

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

Advances in mechanisms of systemic lupus erythematosus.
 

Author(s): Barbara Dema, Nicolas Charles

Journal: Discov Med. 2014 May;17(95):247-55.

 

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex autoimmune disease associated with hormonal, environmental, and genetic factors and linked to the tolerance breakdown of B and T cells to self-antigens. SLE is characterized by the presence in patient serum of autoantibodies raised against ...

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2014

Go To URL
An update on pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematosus.
 

Author(s): Pedram Ahmadpoor, Nooshin Dalili, Mehrdad Rostami

Journal: Iran J Kidney Dis. 2014 May;8(3):171-84.

 

Systemic lupus erythematosus is a group of diseases that seem to become separate entities by etiology in the near future. Its pathogenesis remains elusive; however, multifactorial interactions among genetic and environmental factors may be involved. Systemic lupus erythematosus is ...

Last Updated: 2 Jun 2014

Go To URL
The pathology of T cells in systemic lupus erythematosus.
 

Author(s): Anselm Mak, Nien Yee Kow

Journal: J Immunol Res. 2014 ;2014():419029.

 

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is characterized by the production of a wide array of autoantibodies. Thus, the condition was traditionally classified as a "B-cell disease". Compelling evidence has however shown that without the assistance of the helper T lymphocytes, it is indeed ...

Last Updated: 27 May 2014

Go To URL
 
 
Top

Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

There are currently no related results available in GeneReviews.

There are currently no related results available in Genetic Testing Registry.

 
 
Top

Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

A Study of Skin and Systemic Biomarkers In Patients With Active Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus And In Healthy Volunteers
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous; Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic; Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid; Healthy

 

Last Updated: 7 Jan 2015

Go to URL
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus and Elidel
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous; Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid

 

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2007

Go to URL
Duke Lupus Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Cutaneous Lupus

 

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2014

Go to URL