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What You Need to Know About Immunosuppressants—Before, During, and After Pregnancy

If I have a fungal infection, are all anti-fungals safe for me to take?

Is it safe to take Lamisil® (terbinafine hydrochloride) and other antifungal treatments?

Can men with lupus still have children?

What is drug induced lupus?

Will my child’s vision health be affected by lupus treatments?

What medications are available to treat symptoms of lupus in children?

How is lupus treated?

What do I need to know about Rituxan® and lupus?

Which medications and herbal supplements should be avoided by people with lupus?

What do I need to know about the hormone therapy Premarin® and lupus?

What do I need to know about IVIg treatment and lupus?

How quickly does drug-induced lupus develop?

Which medications cause drug-induced lupus?

How is the ANA test related to drug-induced lupus?

What do I need to know about corticosteroids and side effects?

What do I need to know about beta-blocker medications and lupus?

Can long-term use of prednisone cause diabetes?

What do I need to know about drinking alcohol and taking Plaquenil®?

What do I need to know about taking blood pressure medications and lupus?

Does Plaquenil® work for stroke prevention and heart health?

Are there effective medications for lupus beside prednisone?

How is cancer treated in people with lupus?

Has Imuran® been linked to cancer in people with lupus?

Are people with lupus at increased risk for cancer?

What medications are used to treat lupus?

Can lupus cause depression?


News & Stories

Research News | Jul. 15, 2016

New study results: Reducing burden of quality of life reporting for adolescents

New study results show that a short questionnaire designed for adolescents to assess the impact of lupus on quality of life makes it easier for them to report their mental, physical, and social well-being.

Magazine | Mar. 01, 2013

When Lupus Targets the Kidneys

Making gains against lupus kidney disease

Research News | Nov. 08, 2012

Steroid-Related Risk of Heart Disease in Lupus

The results of this study indicate that current use of steroids (20 mg/day or more) is perhaps the most significant risk factor for heart disease in individuals with lupus.

Magazine | Nov. 01, 2012

Investigating Infections - Lupus Makes It Tough to Ward Off Illness

It’s no secret that infections pose a greater risk for people living with lupus. In fact, infections are the second most common major cause of illness and death for people with the disease. It is important to make your health a priority, and take steps to protect yourself.

Research News | Oct. 16, 2012

Metabolic Syndrome Among People with Lupus

Metabolic syndrome is marked by increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, so its incidence among people with lupus can indicate risk of cardiovascular disease in lupus patients.

Podcasts | Sep. 20, 2012

New Therapeutic Approaches in Lupus

Dr. Murray Urowitz discusses current and potential new therapies for managing lupus.

Research News | Aug. 15, 2012

Short-Term Use of Hydroxychloroquine Reduces Cholesterol in Lupus

People with lupus are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, especially when taking steroids. The use of anti-malarial drugs, such as hydroxychloroquine, significantly reduces this risk.

Research News | May. 16, 2012

Predictors of Bone Density Changes in Children with Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn about the long-term outcomes of bone mass density (BMD) in children newly diagnosed with lupus.

Research News | Feb. 17, 2012

Reduced Bone Density in Newly Diagnosed Children with Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn about the prevalence of low bone mineral density (BMD), as well as to identify risk factors for its development, in a large cohort of newly diagnosed children and adolescents with lupus.

Research News | Dec. 02, 2011

Reduced Growth and Delayed Puberty in Children with Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn about the effects of lupus and/or its treatments on multiple indicators or growth and development in children.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2011

You and Your Doctor: Why Do Medications Seem to Stop Working?

Don’t make your lupus worse by ignoring your doctor’s instructions—take your medications as prescribed. And if there is some reason you aren’t taking them, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Help them to help you!

Research News | Jan. 07, 2011

Belimumab Allows For Reduction in Steroid Use for People with Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn whether treatment with belimumab could reduce the use of steroids in people with active lupus.

Research News | Nov. 03, 2010

Use of Hydroxychloroquine Benefits Sugar Metabolism in Women With Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn whether there are any tests that could predict low blood sugar in women with lupus taking hydroxychloroquine.

Video | Oct. 28, 2010

Bone Health in Children with Lupus

Dr. Emily Von Scheven, Director of Pediatric Rheumatology at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, discusses the issues surrounding bone health in children with lupus and other health issues associated with treatment of lupus.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2010

Drug Spotlight on Hydroxychloroquine

Hydroxychloroquine belongs to the family of medicines called “antimalarials” (AMs), which are also classified as disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, or DMARDs. These drugs were initially used to prevent and to treat malaria but are no longer used for those purposes.

Research News | May. 31, 2010

Risk Factors for Heart Disease in People with Lupus

The researchers hoped to identify specific characteristics of lupus patients who develop CHD that differ from those who do not.

Research News | Mar. 23, 2010

Earlier Steroid Treatment In Pediatric Lupus Patients Is Related to Higher Risk of Bone Disease

Steroids are frequently used to treat lupus because they are highly effective and work quickly. However, steroids have many serious side effects. How much of a risk this may pose for children with lupus or younger adults with lupus has not been well-studied.


Events

Nov. 04, 2017 5:00 pm | Marlins Park

Miami Walk to End Lupus Now

Join us at Marlins Park as we walk to end lupus now at Florida's largest lupus walk!

Jun. 03, 2017 4:00 pm | Palm Beach Zoo

Palm Beach Walk to End Lupus Now

Join us for our 2017 Palm Beach Walk to End Lupus Now at the Palm Beach Zoo!

May. 20, 2017 3:00 pm | Lake Eola Park

Orlando Walk to End Lupus Now

Join us in Orlando to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support

Apr. 09, 2017 4:00 pm | Ed Austin Regional Park

Jacksonville Walk to End Lupus Now

Join us in Jacksonville to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact.

Sep. 27, 2016 12:00 pm | Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

Pizza with a Purpose

We invite you to join us at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Coral Gables for our Pizza with a Purpose Fundraiser! Bring along your friends and family to celebrate the upcoming Walk to End Lupus Now in Miami- Florida's largest lupus walk!

Oct. 22, 2016 5:00 pm | Marlins Park

Caminata para Poner Fin al Lupus Ahora

La Fundacion Americana de Lupus, Capitulo de Florida les invita a participar en la caminata mas grande de lupus de la Florida para recaudar fondos y levantar el conocimiento sobre lupus.

Sep. 07, 2016 7:00 pm | Chipotle

Night Out for Lupus!

We invite you to join us at Chipotle for a night out for lupus! Bring along your friends and family to celebrate the upcoming Walk to End Lupus Now in Miami – Florida’s largest lupus walk!

Jun. 14, 2016 6:30 pm | Baptist Health Resource Center

Miami/Dade Lupus Support Group (Doral)

Jun. 14, 2016 7:00 pm | Highland Regional Library

North Florida Lupus Support Group (Jacksonville)

Mar. 03, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Lupus and the Kidneys: Ask the Experts

This educational teleconference will address complications, medical evaluation and treatment as it relates to kidney involvement in lupus.

Feb. 20, 2016 10:00 am | Nova Southeastern University

Living Well with Lupus Seminar Orlando

Please join us for our Living Well with Lupus Seminar in Orlando.

Jun. 05, 2016 4:00 pm—Jul. 05, 2016 12:00 am | Palm Beach Zoo

Walk to End Lupus Now Palm Beach Donation Deadline

Thank you Palm Beach for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until July 5 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

May. 21, 2016 3:00 pm—Jun. 21, 2016 6:30 pm | Lake Eola Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Orlando Donation Deadline

Thank you Orlando for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until June 21 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

Mar. 13, 2016 4:00 pm—Apr. 13, 2016 6:30 pm | Riverside Arts Market

Walk to End Lupus Now Jacksonville Donation Deadline

Thank you Jacksonville for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until April 13 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

May. 30, 2015 9:00 am | Nova Southeastern University

Support Group Training

Are you interested in starting a group in your area or becoming a co-facilitator of an exisiting group? If, so we invite you to attend our next facilitator training.

Nov. 14, 2015 2:00 pm—Dec. 14, 2015 12:00 am | Wickham Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Central Florida Donation Deadline

Thank you for Melbourne for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until December 14 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

Oct. 25, 2015 3:00 pm—Nov. 30, 2015 12:00 am | Marlins Park

Walk to End Lupus Now South Florida Fall Donation Deadline

Thank you for Miami for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until November 30 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

Nov. 15, 2014 10:30 am | Physicians Regional Medical Center, Palm Dining Room

Southwest Florida Lupus Support Group (Naples)

Nov. 20, 2014 6:30 pm | Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Sand Dollar Room

South Palm Beach Lupus Support Group (Boynton Beach)

Oct. 29, 2014 12:30 pm | Broward Health Coral Springs Hospital, Classroom C

West Broward Lupus Support Group (Coral Springs)

Nov. 12, 2014 7:00 pm | Memorial Regional Hospital South Conf. Room 4

East Broward Lupus Support Group (Hollywood)

Nov. 10, 2014 6:00 pm | St Mary's Medical Center,Main Entrance Conference Room

North Palm Beach Lupus Support Group ( West Palm Beach)

Feb. 28, 2015 7:30 am | Mercato

Walk to End Lupus Now Southwest Florida

Join us for our third annual Southwest Florida Walk to end Lupus now in Naples. Lets rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

May. 02, 2015 4:00 pm | Palm Beach Zoo

Walk to End Lupus Now South Florida Spring

We are heading back to the Palm Beach Zoo for our South Florida Spring Walk to End Lupus Now! Please join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

Mar. 29, 2015 4:30 pm | Riverside Arts Market

Walk to End Lupus Now Northern Florida

NEW in 2015! The Walk to End Lupus Now is coming to Northern Florida in Jacksonville. Join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

Oct. 18, 2014 10:00 am | Teleconference

Ask The Experts: Lupus and Disability

What you need to know to help with issues surrounding disability.

Oct. 24, 2015 9:00 am | Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel

15th Annual NC Lupus Summit

Patients, caregivers, and the medical community are invited to join us for a day devoted to those affected by lupus. The Annual NC Lupus Summit is the largest educational conference on lupus in the state and provides a variety of discussions led by physicians and other experts dedicated to solving the cruel mystery of lupus. This year's event will highlight aiming high to live a meaningful life.

May. 02, 2015 1:00 pm | Froedtert Hospital, Dean Roe Auditorium

Lupus Medical Symposium 2015

The Lupus Foundation of America, Wisconsin Chapter will host a Lupus Medical Symposium on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Froedtert Hospital, Dean Roe Auditorium from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. We welcome Andreea Antonescu-Turcu, MD who will present "Sleep Disorders and Lupus". We also welcome Mary Cronin, MD who will present a general explanation "What is Lupus?". We encourage newly diagnosed patients and their supporters to this important presentation.

Nov. 12, 2014 6:30 pm | Clay County Library Orange Park Branch, Room A

North Florida Lupus Support Group (Orange Park)

May. 07, 2015 5:30 pm | LFA-Iowa Office

Des Moines Support Group

Jun. 19, 2013 6:30 pm | Broward Health Coral Springs - Cafe Conference Room

West Broward Support Group (Coral Springs)

LFA support groups provide a warm and caring environment where people with lupus, their family members, caregivers and loved ones can share their experiences, methods of coping and insights into living with this chronic illness.