Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus)

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that commonly affects skin, joints, and organs. It can cause various types of inflammation and pain. Additionally, It can have varied presentations depending on the severity of the disease.

There are four types of lupus:

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE): This is the most common form and is generally what people are referring to when they refer to lupus.
  • Cutaneous Lupus: This is a specific type of lupus that is limited to the skin.
  • Drug-Induced Lupus: Certain drugs can cause lupus-like symptoms. It is temporary and usually subsides.
  • Neonatal Lupus: Rarely, some babies may develop lupus if their mother has certain antibodies.

Treatment for lupus varies depending on a patient’s symptoms and the severity of their case. But the goal of treatment is always remission. Talk to your AOCC provider about your options for lupus treatment.

 

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