Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune disease that, depending on the severity, can harm the skin, kidneys, heart, nervous system, blood cells, and more. Lupus symptoms vary widely and can include fatigue, joint pain, swelling, fever, and rashes. Other types of lupus include discoid or cutaneous lupus, drug-induced systemic lupus, neonatal lupus, and subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus.
Not long ago, women with lupus were often told pregnancy was too risky. But new research confirms that when the disease is under control, women usually have healthy pregnancies and babies.
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Recovery workers who toiled at the World Trade Center disaster site may face a heightened risk of rheumatoid arthritis and similar autoimmune diseases, a new study suggests. The findings, reported online March 16 in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology, add to the list of potential health [...]
THURSDAY, Jan. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Asian and Hispanic lupus patients in the United States have lower death rates than whites, blacks or Native Americans with the disease, a new study reveals. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes joint and organ damage. Autoimmune disorders mean the body’s immune system attacks healthy body tissue by [...]
By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A combination of drugs may offer a better way to combat a serious kidney complication that commonly affects people with lupus, a new study from China suggests. In a trial of more than 300 Chinese patients with the condition, known as lupus nephritis, those who [...]
TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Lupus and other rheumatic diseases can cause neurological symptoms such as headaches and seizures, which can delay a correct diagnosis for months, a new report says. Treatments for rheumatic diseases can also cause these types of symptoms, according to neurologists at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill. [...]