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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Book Id: WPLBN0000144320
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Reproduction Date: 2008
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Title: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus  
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Government Printing Office (U.S.)
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Excerpt: 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 contains information about diagnosis and treatment as well as current research efforts supported by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) and other components of the Department of Health and Human Services’ National Institutes of Health (NIH). It also discusses issues such as health care, pregnancy, and quality of life for people with lupus. If you have further questions after reading this booklet, you may wish to discuss them with your doctor.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents Defining Lupus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Understanding What Causes Lupus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Symptoms of Lupus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Diagnosing Lupus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Treating Lupus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Lupus and Quality of Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Pregnancy for Women With Lupus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Current Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Hope for the Future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Additional Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Information Boxes Common Symptoms of Lupus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Diagnostic Tools for Lupus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Warning Signs of a Flare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Preventing a Flare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Tips for Working With Your Doctor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Promising Areas of Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28

 

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