Lupus in Overlap
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that can cause a multitude of symptoms. Lupus can occur in overlap with scleroderma and other autoimmune diseases. Scleroderma is also frequently misdiagnosed as lupus in its initial stages. (Also see Autoimmune Diseases, Difficult Diagnosis, What is Scleroderma?, and Overlap Syndrome)
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE/LUPUS). MedicineNet.
Types of Lupus. The various types of lupus include Cutaneous Lupus, Systemic Lupus (SLE), Drug- Induced Lupus; Overlap Syndrome; and Neonatal Lupus (rare). Lupus Foundation of America (Also see Overlap Syndrome)
Antibodies in Lupus. There are a wide variety of autoantibodies associated with lupus. Some of the antibodies are helpful in diagnosing the illness, while others are more useful in detecting disease activity or potential complications. ISN.
C Reactive Protein (CRP)
Scl-70 (topo-I) (ATA)
Causes of Lupus. Possible causes of lupus include genetics, environmental exposures such as insecticides and smoking, hormones, medications, and infections. ISN.
Viruses and Bacteria
Diagnosis of Lupus. Diagnosis of systemic lupus can take many years. Even then, it is sometimes only diagnosed by autopsy. ISN.
Lupus in Overlap. When lupus appears along with other autoimmune diseases such as scleroderma and Sjögren's, it is often referred to as an overlap syndrome. ISN.
Lupus and MCTD
Lupus and Endometriosis
Lupus and Epstein–Barr Virus
Lupus and IBS
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Lupus and Pancreatitis
Lupus and Scleroderma
Lupus and Sjogren's
Pediatric Lupus. refers to any form of lupus that onsets during childhoood. It generally begins with vague symptoms like weakness, joint pain, weight loss, fatigue and/or rashes. After a few months, more serious symptoms may set in. ISN.
Quality of Life
Lupus Personal Stories. These stories include suspected lupus and lupus misdiagnosis, as well as those with Overlap Syndrome. ISN.
Research on Lupus. Areas of the most intense research for lupus include genetics, and treatments. Every lupus patient should have their Vitamin D status regularly tested and their levels optimized. ISN.
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Lupus Foundation of America launches new national magazine The Lupus Foundation of America has a magazine dedicated to lupus, a life-threatening autoimmune disease affecting 1.5 million Americans. Lupus Foundation of America.
Fibromyalgia and Lupus
Persistent Lupus Myelitis
Treatments for Lupus. Lupus treatment includes care for symptoms as they arise, plus treatments aimed at slowing down the overall course of the disease, such as anti-inflammatories, steroids, and immunosuppressants. ISN.
CellCept® (Mycophenolate Mofetil)
Stem Cell Transplants
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