Lupus

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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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Condition Specific Organizations

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 7025 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Depression and anxiety in systemic lupus erythematosus: The crosstalk between immunological, clinical, and psychosocial factors.
 

Author(s): Margarida Figueiredo-Braga, Caleb Cornaby, Alice Cortez, Miguel Bernardes, Georgina Terroso, Marta Figueiredo, Cristina Dos Santos Mesquita, Lúcia Costa, Brian D Poole

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(28):e11376.

 

Depression and anxiety cause severe loss of quality of life for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. The causes and factors that contribute to these psychological manifestations in lupus are difficult to disentangle. This study compared clinical, psychological, and demographic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Association between PPP2CA polymorphisms and clinical features in southwest Chinese systemic lupus erythematosus patients.
 

Author(s): Junlong Zhang, Yanming Meng, Hengxu Wu, Yongkang Wu, Bin Yang, Lanlan Wang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(27):e11451.

 

Increasing evidence supports the involvement of a catalytic subunit (PP2Ac) of protein phosphatase 2A (PP2A) in the mechanisms of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This study was conducted to explore the association single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) of PPP2CA with SLE susceptibility, ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Retrospective analysis of the risk of hemorrhage associated with moderate and severe thrombocytopenia of 173 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
 

Author(s): Jie Li, Zhenglun Pan, Huaxiang Liu, Feng Ding, Qiang Shu, Xingfu Li

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2018 Jul;97(27):e11356.

 

The aim of the study was to observe the risk of hemorrhage from moderate and severe thrombocytopenia in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).A retrospective analysis was undertaken of cases admitted to Qilu Hospital, China. Blood platelet counts (BPCs) of ≤20 × 10/L represent ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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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 890 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Systematic evaluation of different doses of cyclophosphamide induction therapy for lupus nephritis.
 

Author(s): Ming Tian, Xiaohong Song, Liping Dong, Xing Xin, Junwu Dong

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(51):e9408.

 

This study systemically evaluated the efficacy and safety of intermittent intravenous pulse therapy with different doses of cyclophosphamide (CTX) for the treatment of lupus nephritis (LN).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1)-2518 A/G polymorphism and lupus nephritis risk: A PRISMA-compliant meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Guo-Yao Sang, Cun-Ren Meng, Yun-Fei Hao, Jiang-Hong Dai

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(51):e9401.

 

Monocyte chemoattractant protein-1 (MCP-1) plays an important role in the development of allergic inflammatory reactions by recruiting various immune cells, which is associated with many autoimmune diseases, but the association with the MCP-1-2518A/G gene polymorphism and lupus nephritis ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Concomitant systemic lupus erythematosus and HIV infection: A rare case report and literature review.
 

Author(s): Hong-Yan Liao, Chuan-Min Tao, Jun Su

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Dec;96(51):e9337.

 

Coexisting systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection cases are rare worldwide. Great challenges are posed on the diagnosis and treatment of such concurrent cases.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Clinical Trial Information This information is provided by ClinicalTrials.gov

Human Umbilical Cord Mesenchymal Stem Cells Treatment for Lupus Nephritis (LN)
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Lupus Nephritis

 

Last Updated: 9 Jul 2018

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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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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Prospective Observational Cohort Study (SPOCS)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

 

Last Updated: 21 Jun 2018

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