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Lupus is a chronic inflammatory that affects the tissues and organs of your body. This disease occurs when the body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. No two cases of Lupus are alike, symptoms are different in different people. Symptoms of Lupus are:
• Fatigue and fever
• Joint pain and stiffness
• Butterfly shaped rash on face that cover cheeks and bridge of nose
• Skin lesions that appear to worsen due to sun exposure
• Fingers and toes that turn white or blue when exposed to cold
• Shortness of breath
• Chest pain
• Headaches and memory loss
HOW IS LUPUS DIAGNOSED?
The symptoms of lupus often mimic those of other ailments and hence, the condition is a little difficult to diagnose. The general physician may recommend complete blood count, a test to evaluate the erythrocyte sedimentation rate, kidney and liver assessment, urinalysis and other lab tests to further investigate. Imaging tests and biopsy may also be needed in some cases.
HOW IS LUPUS TREATED?
Medications are used to treat Lupus. These medications include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antimalarial drugs, corticosteroids and immunosuppressant.
DID YOU KNOW?
Lupus may be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are similar to other inflammatory ailments