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Lupus

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.

Lupus News

  • 10 Percent of U.S. Adults Physically Limited by Arthritis: CDC

    By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) — More than 50 million Americans have arthritis, and almost half of them can’t perform normal daily activities because of the disease, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Aging and obesity are the chief culprits behind this growing health problem, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and [...]

  • Lupus More Likely to Affect Young, Black Women, Study Finds

    TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) — Young, black women are at higher risk for lupus and suffer more life-threatening complications than white women, a new study says. Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes symptoms such as fatigue, fever, rashes and joint pain. It can lead to serious organ damage, and occurs more often in women [...]

  • Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests

    Women with lupus are twice as likely to have a child with autism compared to mothers without the autoimmune disease, new, preliminary research finds. However, the overall risk is still low and the findings won’t change the management of women with lupus, said one expert.

  • Headaches Accompanying Lupus Often Not Disease-Related, Study Finds

    MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) — Headaches are common in people with lupus, but are not linked to disease activity, according to a new study. Researchers reviewed records for more than 1,700 people with lupus, an autoimmune disease that can damage skin, joints and organs, and looked at the headaches they experienced over a number of [...]

  • Many Lupus Patients Forgo Needed Medication, Study Finds

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter SATURDAY Oct. 26 (HealthDay News) — Many poorer patients with the autoimmune disease lupus don’t take their medications as prescribed, a new U.S. study suggests. Researchers found that lupus patients on Medicaid — the public health insurance program for the poor — were often not sticking with their prescriptions. Over six months, patients [...]

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