Lupus

Common Name(s)

Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease. It can affect almost every organ in the body. Symptoms of lupus can be very mild to life threatening. There are three types of lupus; systemic lupus erythematosus, discoid lupus, and drug-induced lupus. Treatment of lupus depends on the severity of the condition and what parts of the body are affected. Treatment may include acetaminophen, ibuprofen, antimalarial drugs, anti-inflammatory steroids, and/or immunosuppressive drugs.
 

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Following organizations serve the condition "Lupus" for support, advocacy or research.

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.

The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable, and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, we lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.

Last Updated: 20 May 2013

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APS Foundation of America, Inc.

The APS Foundation of America, Inc. is dedicated to fostering and facilitating joint efforts in the areas of education, public awareness, research and patient services in an effective and ethical manner.

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013

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Ben's Friends

Our mission is to ensure that everyone in the world with a rare disease has a safe place to go and connect with others like them.

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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Xeroderma Pigmentosum Society, Inc.

The XP Society mission includes education, protection, and research for a cure for patients with XP and all severe life-threatening UV sensitivity disorders.

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2009

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Following organizations serve the condition "Lupus" for support, advocacy or research.

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc.

The Lupus Foundation of America is the only national force devoted to solving the mystery of lupus, one of the world’s cruelest, most unpredictable, and devastating diseases, while giving caring support to those who suffer from its brutal impact. Through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy, we lead the fight to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus.

http://www.lupus.org

Last Updated: 20 May 2013

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APS Foundation of America, Inc.

The APS Foundation of America, Inc. is dedicated to fostering and facilitating joint efforts in the areas of education, public awareness, research and patient services in an effective and ethical manner.

http://www.apsfa.org

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2013

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Ben's Friends

Our mission is to ensure that everyone in the world with a rare disease has a safe place to go and connect with others like them.

http://www.bensfriends.org

Last Updated: 11 Jul 2016

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HealthyWomen

HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading independent health information source for women. Our core mission is to educate, inform and empower women to make smart health choices for themselves and their families. For more than 20 years, millions of women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Through our wide array of online and print publications, HW provides health information that is original, objective, reviewed by medical experts and reflective of the advances in evidence-based health research.

http://www.healthywomen.org

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2015

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Xeroderma Pigmentosum Society, Inc.

The XP Society mission includes education, protection, and research for a cure for patients with XP and all severe life-threatening UV sensitivity disorders.

http://www.xps.org

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2009

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General Resources

Handout on Health: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

This booklet is for people who have systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly called SLE or lupus, as well as for their family and friends and others who want to better understand the disease. The booklet describes the disease and its symptoms and conta

Updated 13 Nov 2012

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APS Foundation of America, Inc Fan Page

The APS Foundation of America, Inc. is the leading United States nonprofit health agency dedicated to bringing national awareness to Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS).

Updated 13 Nov 2012

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Blogs

APS Friends & Support Forum

Are you looking for Support for Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, APS, APLS, APLA, Hughes Syndrome, or Sticky Blood? Well you've come to the right place! This is an private forum for people who have Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome, friends, fam

Updated 13 Nov 2012

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Scientific Literature

Articles from the PubMed Database

Research articles describe the outcome of a single study. They are the published results of original research.
The terms "Lupus" returned 6621 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical features and antinuclear antibodies profile among adults with systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis: a cross-sectional study.
 

Author(s): Nashwa Ahmed, Mazin Shigidi, Al Nour Al Agib, Hassan Abdelrahman, Elshafie Taha

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Limited data is available regarding the clinical manifestations and pattern of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) in Sudan. This study aimed to determine the clinical manifestations and Antinuclear Antibodies (ANA) profile among Sudanese adults with SLE and lupus nephritis (LN).

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2017

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Successful treatment using corticosteroid combined antibiotic for acute acalculous cholecystitis patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
 

Author(s): Wei Liu, Weijie Chen, Xiaodong He, Qiang Qu, Tao Hong, Binglu Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jul;96(27):e7478.

 

There is no consensus of treatments for acute acalculous cholecystitis with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The study was aimed to investigate the effect of the corticosteroid for these patients.A series of patients who were diagnosed as acute acalculous cholecystitis with SLE ...

Last Updated: 6 Jul 2017

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Rituximab alone as induction therapy for membranous lupus nephritis: A multicenter retrospective study.
 

Author(s): Nathalie Chavarot, David Verhelst, Agathe Pardon, Valérie Caudwell, Lucile Mercadal, Antoinette Sacchi, Catherine Leonardi, Véronique Le Guern, Alexandre Karras, Eric Daugas,

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jul;96(27):e7429.

 

The optimal treatment for pure membranous lupus nephritis (MLN) remains undetermined. Rituximab constitutes a promising therapeutic option for lupus nephritis and is currently being evaluated for use in idiopathic membranous nephritis. We retrospectively analysed the efficacy and ...

Last Updated: 6 Jul 2017

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Reviews from the PubMed Database

Review articles summarize what is currently known about a disease. They discuss research previously published by others.
The terms "Lupus" returned 829 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

One year in review 2017: systemic lupus erythematosus.
 

Author(s): Giuliana Maria Concetta La Paglia, Maria Comasia Leone, Gemma Lepri, Roberta Vagelli, Eleonora Valentini, Alessia Alunno, Chiara Tani

Journal: Clin. Exp. Rheumatol.. ;35(4):551-561.

 

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that predominately affects women. It is characterised by a broad spectrum of clinical manifestations, however, its course and organ involvement are unpredictable. Although over the last few decades an improvement in ...

Last Updated: 19 Jul 2017

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The impact of systemic lupus erythematosus on women's sexual functioning: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Rulan Yin, Bin Xu, Lin Li, Ting Fu, Lijuan Zhang, Qiuxiang Zhang, Xia Li, Biyu Shen

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jul;96(27):e7162.

 

A number of studies have reported the relationship between women's sexual problems and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, the results are contradictory. The objective of this paper was to explore the impact of SLE on women's sexual function.

Last Updated: 6 Jul 2017

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The value of repeat biopsy in lupus nephritis flares.
 

Author(s): Javier Narváez, Milagros Ricse, Montserrat Gomà, Francesca Mitjavila, Xavier Fulladosa, Olga Capdevila, Joan Torras, Xavier Juanola, Ramón Pujol-Farriols, Joan Miquel Nolla

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Jun;96(24):e7099.

 

Whether a repeat renal biopsy is helpful during lupus nephritis (LN) flares remains debatable. In order to analyze the clinical utility of repeat renal biopsy in this complex situation, we retrospectively reviewed our series of 54 LN patients who had one or more repeat biopsies performed ...

Last Updated: 14 Jun 2017

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Duke Lupus Registry
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Cutaneous Lupus

 

Last Updated: 27 Jul 2017

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Efficacy of 595 nm Pulsed-dye Laser in Treatment of Discoid Lupus Erythematosus
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid

 

Last Updated: 5 Jun 2017

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