Lupus autoimmune disease which is also known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) or just lupus is a chronic and acute inflammation of different body tissues.
Lupus and pregnancy coexist. Women with lupus can bear children but care must be taken because the risks of complications are up for pregnant women with lupus.
Lupus diagnosis uses the eleven criteria and laboratory tests to confirm that a patient has systemic lupus.
Painful or swollen joints, unexplained fever, and fatigue are among the most common symptoms Butterfly or malar rash or red skin rash may appear across the nose and cheeks.
Lupus symptoms in men include fatigue, muscle and joint pains, sores in the body, difficulty of breathing, coughing and other symptoms similar in women.
Lupus in children have symptoms similar to adults and alleviating the pain and preventing complication are the goal of treatment.
Diagnosing lupus is complicated because signs & symptoms vary but a combination of tests for lupus will lead to a correct diagnosis.
Butterfly rash, or malar rash, is a medical manifestation of lupus SLE. It is an initial manifestation of the disease.
An autoimmune disorder happens when the immune system acts against the natural process of the body and attacks the healthy tissues resulting to inflammation.
Lupus symptoms are not similar to all lupus patients; it depends on which body organs or tissues are affected and how mild or severe the symptoms are.