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What is Lupus?

 
tigergirl31

Asked by tigergirl31 at 4:25 AM on Sep. 10, 2010 in Health

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  • Wonder what causes lupus? Lupus, an autoimmune disease, happens when the immune system attacks its tissues, causing inflammation, swelling, pain, and damage. Lupus symptoms vary, and early lupus symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, fever, and a lupus rash, especially after being in the sun. Familiarize yourself with pictures of the lupus rash. Doctors diagnose lupus by symptoms and blood tests. Lupus is not contagious but has a hereditary component, so family health information is important.

    I copied this from WebMD.com.
    BUTTERCUP777

    Answer by BUTTERCUP777 at 4:45 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • Can the rash form any where like under your breast?
    tigergirl31

    Comment by tigergirl31 (original poster) at 4:53 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • google it
    Zoeyis

    Answer by Zoeyis at 5:34 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • its a blood disorder i believe.
    stressedoutgran

    Answer by stressedoutgran at 5:35 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • WEBMD.COM
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 5:55 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • The rash can be anywhere on your body. I have a condition that is related to lupus and can morph into lupus at any time, so my rheumatologist routinely asks if I have any type of skin rash anywhere on my body.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 9:47 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

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