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When lupus is misclassified as a form of arthritis, it gets lost in a crowded diagnostic category. Patient advocate Cindy Coney writes of how not knowing this distinction can lead to more problems for the person with lupus down the road.
It's no surprise that lupus was featured on the Google Zeigest list, not once, but three times in 2013. Read more.
Learn what makes lupus so different from many other diseases and why lupus is a cruel mystery.
Thyroid problems are common in people with lupus. Learn more.
Lupus Foundation of America Medical Director Dr. Joan Merrill provides an overview of lupus and its health effects.
Thinning hair is common among people living with lupus. So is the whirlwind of emotions that comes with hair loss. Whether the result of lupus or a side effect of medications, hair loss can be a big shock, particularly when hair does not grow back.
It surprises many people to learn that lung issues are common among people with lupus. Although the underlying connective tissue disease is the root cause of lupus-related lung problems, the exact mechanism differs for each of the most common conditions.
The results of this study reveal differences in autoantibody profiles over time in people with lupus, with important ethnicity-related differences, and their relationship to lupus-mediated organ damage over time.
Dr. Anne Stevens of the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital discusses her study to evaluate the role of the protein PD-L1 to help doctors determine whether an illness is lupus-related or the result of an infection.
Systemic diseases such as lupus may include some sort of oral involvement. And, good regular dental care with a trusted dentist can help discover and alleviate any problems that might arise.
Lupus doesn’t have one clear origin. Researchers believe it results from a complex equation of multiple factors. One part of the equation is your genetic makeup; another involves the hormones that regulate much of your body’s functions. A third is your environment.
As people with lupus know all too well, mysterious symptoms that appear and disappear are hallmarks of the disease. But when you’re seeing a doctor who isn’t familiar with lupus, all of these issues can sound like a long list of complaints that just don’t make sense.
Lupus, as well as Raynaud's disease, can affect the feet in several different ways.
The difficulty in knowing if a certain symptom is due to lupus, a side effect of medication, or something else entirely stems from the nature of the disease.