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 6870 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Importance of an Early Diagnosis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
 

Author(s): Gian D Sebastiani, Immacolata Prevete, Annamaria Iuliano, Giovanni Minisola

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. ;18(3-4):212-5.

 

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease with a high degree of variability at onset, making it difficult to reach a correct and prompt diagnosis.

Last Updated: 27 May 2016

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Quality of Life, Coping and Depression in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
 

Author(s): Mahmoud Abu-Shakra

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. ;18(3-4):144-5.

 

Physical, mental and social well-being are important outcomes in patients with chronic rheumatic diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The MOS SF-36 and the WHO QoL Bref are appropriate for assessing quality of life (QoL) in patients with SLE. The QoL of patients ...

Last Updated: 27 May 2016

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Patterns of foot complaints in systemic lupus erythematosus: a cross sectional survey.
 

Author(s): Simon J Otter, Sunil Kumar, Peter Gow, Nicola Dalbeth, Michael Corkill, Maheswaran Rohan, Kevin A Davies, Sam Pankathelam, Keith Rome

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Foot complaints are common in inflammatory arthropathies such as rheumatoid arthritis and cause considerable disability. However, little is published about the nature and extent of foot complaints in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We aimed to explore foot complaints among people ...

Last Updated: 23 Mar 2016

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

Vitamin D and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Myth or Reality?
 

Author(s): Abdulla Watad, Shana G Neumann, Alessandra Soriano, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. ;18(3-4):177-82.

 

There is growing interest in the contribution of vitamin D deficiency to autoimmunity. Several studies have shown an association between low levels of vitamin D and autoimmune disorders, including multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, autoimmune thyroid diseases, ...

Last Updated: 27 May 2016

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(18)F-FDG PET/CT imaging in systemic lupus erythematosus related autoimmune haemolytic anaemia and lymphadenopathy.
 

Author(s): Xuemei Zhang, Changyun Xu, Xucai Wang

Journal: Hell J Nucl Med. ;19(1):42-5.

 

We present a case of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) related autoimmune haemolytic anaemia (AIHA) and lymphadenopathy. AIHA as a serious complication of SLE, requiring urgent appropriate management. The timely differential diagnosis between SLE with lymphadenopathy and lymphoma, ...

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2016

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The Efficacy and Safety of Leflunomide for the Treatment of Lupus Nephritis in Chinese Patients: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
 

Author(s): Heng Cao, Yuefeng Rao, Lin Liu, Jin Lin, Hongyu Yang, Xingguo Zhang, Zhong Chen

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To evaluate the clinical efficacy and safety of leflunomide as a new immunosuppressive medicine in lupus nephritis (LN) through a meta-analysis.

Last Updated: 16 Dec 2015

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Targeted Therapy Using Intradermal Injection of Etanercept for Remission Induction in Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 4 Feb 2016

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Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus and Elidel
 

Status: Recruiting

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

 

Last Updated: 5 Apr 2007

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Duke Lupus Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Cutaneous Lupus

 

Last Updated: 14 Jun 2016

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