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Lupus is a common kind of autoimmune disease where the body attacks its own tissues and is accompanied with unexplained fever, swelling up of the glands, hair loss and other related symptoms. Such individuals may also have kidney inflammation, redness and rashes on the lesions and pulmonary issues too. The problem usually starts during the teenage period and follows well into adulthood.
HOW IS LUPUS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnostic tools for lupus include:
• Medical history
• Complete physical exam
• Laboratory tests including complete blood count (CBC), erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), urinalysis, blood chemistries, complement levels, ANA and other autoantibody tests
• Skin biopsy
• Kidney biopsy.
HOW IS LUPUS TREATED?
Patients would be prescribed medications such as corticosteroids and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs based on the symptoms that they experience of this disease. Antimalarial medications such as hydroxychloroquine can also be prescribed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Lupus may be difficult to diagnose because the symptoms are similar to other inflammatory ailments