Overview

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation throughout the body. An autoimmune disease is a condition where the body's own immune system is responsible for the inflammation and breakdown of its own cells. The inflammation seen[read article]

Tests for Lupus Erythematosus

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Antibodies are proteins made by your immune system. They help your body recognize and fight infections. Normally antibodies target foreign materials, like bacteria ...  More
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Extractable Nuclear Antigen Antibody Test
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Sjogrens Syndrome B Antibody Measurement
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A urinalysis is a laboratory test done to detect problems with your body that can appear in your urine. Many illnesses and disorders affect how your body removes wa...  More
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You have two kidneys, each approximately the size of a human fist. They are located in the back of your abdomen, below the rib cage, one kidney on either side of yo...  More
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C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance produced by the liver in response to inflammation. C-reactive protein is also called high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, wh...  More
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Double-Stranded (ds)-DNA Antibody Level Test
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Smith Antibody Test
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Ribonucleoprotein (RNP) Antibody Level Test
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Sjogrens Syndrome A Antibody Measurement
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An erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test does not diagnose one specific condition. Instead, it helps your doctor determine whether you are experiencing inflamma...  More
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Liver function tests help determine the health of your liver by measuring levels of proteins, enzymes, or bilirubin in your blood. Many tests can be performed on th...  More
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Histone Antibody Assay Test
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C-reactive protein (CRP) is a substance produced by the liver in response to inflammation. C-reactive protein is also called high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, wh...  More
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Medical Procedures for Lupus Erythematosus

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According to the American Physical Therapy Association, the goal of physical therapy or physiotherapy is to improve mobility, restore function, reduce pain, and pre...  More
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Occupational Therapy
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Cytotoxic Chemotherapy
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Plasmapheresis is a process in which the liquid in the blood, or plasma, is separated from the cells.  More
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Therapeutic Immunosuppression
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Prescribed Medications for Lupus Erythematosus

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PREDNISONE (PRED ni sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions treated inc...  More
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CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE (sye kloe FOSS fa mide) is a chemotherapy drug. It slows the growth of cancer cells. This medicine is used to treat many types of cancer like lymph...  More
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METHOTREXATE (METH oh TREX ate) is a chemotherapy drug. This medicine affects cells that are rapidly growing, such as cancer cells and cells in your mouth and stoma...  More
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AZATHIOPRINE (ay za THYE oh preen) suppresses the immune system. It is used to prevent organ rejection after a transplant. It is also used to treat rheumatoid arthr...  More
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HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE (hye drox ee KLOR oh kwin) is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. It is also used to treat malaria.  More
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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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HYDROCORTISONE (hye droe KOR ti sone) is a corticosteroid. It is commonly used to treat inflammation of the skin, joints, lungs, and other organs. Common conditions...  More
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INDOMETHACIN (in doe METH a sin) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It may be used for painful join...  More
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NAPROXEN (na PROX en) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain,...  More
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DICLOFENAC (dye KLOE fen ak) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. It is used for osteoarthritis and r...  More
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Over the Counter Medications for Lupus Erythematosus

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IBUPROFEN (eye BYOO proe fen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used for dental pain, fever, headaches or migraines, osteoarthritis, rheumato...  More
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NAPROXEN (na PROX en) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to reduce swelling and to treat pain. This medicine may be used for dental pain,...  More
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Self Care for Lupus Erythematosus

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Stress is your body's normal response to trying events and emotional challenges in your daily life. But while some stress can be healthy, too much can lead to ...  More
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Use Sunscreen
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Herbs and Supplements for Lupus Erythematosus What's this?

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Dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fish oil and certain plant/nut oils. Fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA...  More
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DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is an endogenous hormone (made in the human body) secreted by the adrenal gland. DHEA serves as precursor to male and female sex hormo...  More
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