Certain drugs and medicines can cause Lupus symptoms.
Antinuclear antibodies attack the body's own tissue.
Sometimes sun, stress, or environment can trigger it.
There is no cure.
Some medicines can be used to help treat symptoms. Most is used to treat pain.
Occurs over cheeks (malar rash) and in red patches over the skin.
Immune system is fighting the body, so it tires the body out.
Skin can be sensitive to light.
Inflames joints, membranes surrounding the heart and lungs, and nervous system.
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The Whole Body
The main systems affected usually are the integumentary, circulatory, nervous, and excretory systems.
Lupus affects the entire body.
10% of those with the disease have Discord Lupus
It is not contagious
It's a life-long disease
It is difficult to diagnose because it looks like other diseases.
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What is it?
It is an autoimmune disorder that affects the body. There are three main types of Lupus: discord, drug-induced, and systematic.
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Differences Between the Types
It can go away and come back
Happens because of a drug reaction. It's very rare. It disappears after drug use is stopped.
This is the most common and affects the whole body.
It affects only the skin and is not that common.