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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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: 1 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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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: 1 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 5618 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Lupus nephritis: frequency, histological forms and predictors of renal disease].
 

Author(s): Sana En-Nasri, Zineb Fouad, Wafaa Fadili, Selma Hassani, Amal Said, Lamiaa Essaadouni, Inass Laouad

Journal: Tunis Med. 2014 Oct;92(10):626-30.

 

Lupus nephritis is a common and serious damage in systemic lupus erythematosus. The aim of our study is to define the frequency and to identify the predictors of lupus nephritis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2015

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Inflammatory cytokine kinetics to single bouts of acute moderate and intense aerobic exercise in women with active and inactive systemic lupus erythematosus.
 

Author(s): L A Perandini, D Sales-de-Oliveira, Sbv Mello, N O Camara, F B Benatti, F R Lima, E Borba, E Bonfa, H Roschel, A L Sá-Pinto, B Gualano

Journal: Exerc Immunol Rev. 2015 ;21():174-85.

 

The aim of this study was to evaluate changes in the cytokines INF-γ, IL-10, IL-6, TNF-α and soluble TNF receptors (sTNFR1 and sTNFR2) in response to single bouts of acute moderate and intense exercise in systemic lupus erythematosus women with active (SLE(ACTIVE)) and inactive ...

Last Updated: 1 Apr 2015

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Pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus in a single nephrology unit.
 

Author(s): Doaa Mohammed Youssef, Doaa Mostafa Tawfek, Abdelsalam Mohammed Mohammed, Rania Mohammed, Naglaa Ahmed Khalifa

Journal: Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl. 2015 Mar;26(2):314-9.

 

Clinical manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are widely variable, and its course is unpredictable. SLE that begins in childhood has been considered more severe than SLE with onset during adulthood. Our aim was to determine the presentation and the outcome of SLE of ...

Last Updated: 12 Mar 2015

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

Neuropsychiatric manifestations associated with anti-endothelial cell antibodies in systemic lupus erythematosus.
 

Author(s): Carlo Perricone, Monica Pendolino, Marta Olivieri, Fabrizio Conti, Guido Valesini, Cristiano Alessandri

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. 2015 Mar;17(3):171-8.

 

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by multisystem involvement due to immune dysregulation. Neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus (NPSLE) includes neurological syndromes involving the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous system, ...

Last Updated: 7 May 2015

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[Pattern of systemic lupus erythematosus in Benin and West African patients].
 

Author(s): Zavier Zomalheto, Michee Assogba, Anthelme Agbodande, Felix Atadokpede, Marcelle Gounongbe, Martin Avimadje

Journal: Tunis Med. 2014 Dec;92(12):707-10.

 

To describe the clinical features, laboratory characteristics and the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) among Benin people and West Africa people.

Last Updated: 17 Apr 2015

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Classifying lupus nephritis: an ongoing story.
 

Author(s): Saba Kiremitci, Arzu Ensari

Journal: ScientificWorldJournal. 2014 ;2014():580620.

 

The role of the renal biopsy in lupus nephritis is to provide the diagnosis and to define the parameters of prognostic and therapeutic significance for an effective clinicopathological correlation. Various classification schemas initiated by World Health Organization in 1974 have ...

Last Updated: 30 Dec 2014

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

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: 2 Feb 2015

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Lupus Flares and Histological Renal Activity at the End of the Treatment (LuFla)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lupus Nephritis

 

Last Updated: 9 Dec 2014

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