” Systemic Lupus Erythematosus “( referred to as SLE) is a system for autoimmune diseases , causes and rheumatoid arthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis is similar to patientsImbalance in the immune system , resulting in excessive abnormal antibodies, and their cells mistaken for the enemy to attack . This disease can affect many organs and tissues of the body , causing inflammation and a variety of serious complications . Such as lack of governance, lupus affects the kidneys , heart, lungs and nervous system , resulting in a variety of serious complications such as nephritis, myocarditis, pleural effusion , encephalitis , can lead toThyroidOrgan failure and even death.

Had an approximately 40 -year-old man suffering from lung cancer ,Physical examinationAdmitted to hospital with fever, abdominal rash , vomiting and bowel movements a week with a trickle , later proved to have sepsis . Test of her stool samples with Strongyloides worms . The man lived 70 years in Vietnam for a long time , then moved to Hong Kong , estimated that he was infected in Vietnam . Strongyloides worms lurking in his body about 30 years , may be bred dozens or even hundreds . If the Strongyloides worms too many will lead to pulmonary or intestinal bleeding , or pneumonia, the disease may induce asthma . Strongyloides worms can be found in the intestines of bacteria such as E. coli into the blood , leading to sepsis , severe life-threatening . Strongyloides worms appear mainly in Southeast Asia , people traveling abroad not to play barefoot in the countryside , to protect us from infection .

Eyes not only window to the soul , a person can predict whether there will be little futureStroke. Centre for Eye Research Australia, found that health care workers , such as the health of abnormal retinal blood vessels , the brain appears next small increased risk of stroke two to three times. Small stroke (mini-Stroke) , also known as silent stroke , vascular occlusion affecting the brain due to blood supply , so a small part of the hypoxic brain damage , can cause mild cognitive problems, but patients may not detect abnormal physical activity , diagnosis is also difficult. But the small increase in the future there will be a fatal stroke, stroke or even the risk of dementia . Researchers to determine if the retinal vascular abnormalities , the small risk of stroke compared with no retinopathy two to three times higher , such as the early members of the public from the health of the eye abnormalities found atSituation , you can take early preventive measures .

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  1. icantwait48

    What is lupus and how does one get lupus?
    My annoying ex-boyfriend and I got into a huge argument over what lupus really is. My dad, a physician for very sick adults, told me that lupus could be anything because it disguises itself as other diseases. My ex told me, his source being a doctor, that lupus was a skin disease and that it starts out as a skin disease. Any medical information?

    1. Anonymous

      The cause of lupus is unknown. It falls under the category of autoimmune diseases, which are noninfectious diseases where the body is believed to be, for some reason, attacking itself. There is one type of lupus which is called “discoid lupus erythematosos” which affects only the skin and is usually not very serious. The other lupus can attack MANY different areas of the body and its seriousness can go from mild to extremely severe. There is not one specific test for lupus and it can be hard to diagnose since its presentation may differ greatly from person to person and it may appear differently at different times even in the same person. Some of the more common presentations may include joint pain and swelling, chronic or intermittent low grade temperature, severe fatigue, red skin rashes (the “classic” lupus skin lesion is a red rash appearing over the nose/upper cheeks in the form of a butterfly–but of course not everyone gets that)–lupus can also affect the kidneys, the cardiovascular system, can cause blood disorders and may cause many other symptoms as well. In some cases lupus patients may experience head hair loss. If lupus is suspected, the best type of doctor to see would be a rheumatologist who would be familiar with the group of blood tests which may indicate that a person MAY have lupus–since there is no one blood test. If a person is diagnosed as having lupus, treatment would be directed at stopping the abnormal body response that is causing the patient’s symptoms–there are a number of very different types of medications which can be used to try to achieve this.I have given a very general description of a very complicated disorder and would suggest you read up on it –perhaps WEBMD would be a place to start.

  2. MEHDI

    What is the primary function of the Immune system?
    What are the major organs associated with the system?
    What are some diseases that affect this system?
    Thanks for your help

    1. thehotpants

      Primary function is to fight off pathogens (things that can harm your body if they get inside).
      Major organs: thymus, bone marrow, lymph nodes, spleen.
      Diseases: autoimmune diseases (immune system attacks self) are multiple sclerosis, lupus, and many others. Any disease has an effect on the immune system though.

  3. MiG

    why is the butterfly rash in systemic lupus erythematosus was called such?
    other than being shaped like a butterfly, are there any other mechanisms on why this butterfly-like appearance or rashes becomes visible on the affected patients? I hope you could help me. thanks!

    1. Bre

      Only 30% of patients with lupus have a butterfly rash.
      Since Lupus is a system disease, meaning inside. Lupus can affect kidneys, joints, blood etc. As eczema it’s an autoimmune disease.
      I know I’m off topic….
      The butterfly rash will get worse with sunlight as most lupus patients are photosensitive, like having sensitive skin, it’ll act like a sunburn.
      It’s an anti-inflammatory action of the body.

  4. bml

    I have to compare turners syndrome to lupus and i need help!?
    Here is the question i have to answer:
    Compare your disease with systemic lupus erythematosus and evaluate which disease is worse and why (think about body systems affected, treatment, and prognosis)

  5. Unknown

    What are some of the medical treatments for lupus? How do people die from lupus do their organs sweal in?
    the body how does it happen and what are some of the treatments for lupus?

  6. sekhmet179

    What are the four stages of treatment for lupus?
    I remember reading somewhere that there were four stages of treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus I think it was like
    I-corticosteroids
    II-?
    III-?
    IV-Immunosuppressors, chemotherapy, etc

    I was wondering if there was anything like this on the internet or whether I am confusing it with the kidney affected stages? (I doubt it but you never know…)

    Thanks in advance for any info, and please be sure to set up a link to where you got your info

    1. Cheryl M

      What is the treatment for systemic lupus?

      There is no permanent cure for SLE. The goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms and protect organs by decreasing inflammation and/or the level of autoimmune activity in the body. Many patients with mild symptoms may need no treatment or only intermittent courses of antiinflammatory medications. Those with more serious illness involving damage to internal organ(s) may require high doses of corticosteroids in combination with other medications that suppress the body’s immune system.

      Patients with SLE need more rest during periods of active disease. Researchers have reported that poor sleep quality was a significant factor in developing fatigue in patients with SLE. These reports emphasize the importance for patients and physicians to address sleep quality and the effect of underlying depression, lack of exercise, and self-care coping strategies on overall health. During these periods, carefully prescribed exercise is still important to maintain muscle tone and range of motion in the joints.

      Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are helpful in reducing inflammation and pain in muscles, joints, and other tissues. Examples of NSAIDs include aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn), and sulindac (Clinoril). Since the individual response to NSAIDs varies among patients, it is common for a doctor to try different NSAIDs to find the most effective one with the fewest side effects. The most common side effects are stomach upset, abdominal pain, ulcers, and even ulcer bleeding. NSAIDs are usually taken with food to reduce side effects. Sometimes, medications that prevent ulcers while taking NSAIDs, such as misoprostol (Cytotec), are given simultaneously.

      Corticosteroids are more potent than NSAIDs in reducing inflammation and restoring function when the disease is active. Corticosteroids are particularly helpful when internal organs are involved. Corticosteroids can be given by mouth, injected directly into the joints and other tissues, or administered intravenously. Unfortunately, corticosteroids have serious side effects when given in high doses over prolonged periods, and the doctor will try to monitor the activity of the disease in order to use the lowest doses that are safe. Side effects of corticosteroids include weight gain, thinning of the bones and skin, infection, diabetes, facial puffiness, cataracts, and death (necrosis) of large joints.

      Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) is an antimalarial medication found to be particularly effective for SLE patients with fatigue, skin, and joint disease. Side effects include diarrhea, upset stomach, and eye pigment changes. Eye pigment changes are rare, but require monitoring by an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) during treatment with Plaquenil. Researchers have found that Plaquenil significantly decreased the frequency of abnormal blood clots in patients with systemic SLE. Moreover, the effect seemed independent of immune suppression, implying that Plaquenil can directly act to prevent the blood clots. This fascinating work highlights an important reason for patients and doctors to consider Plaquenil, especially for those SLE patients who are at some risk for blood clots in veins and arteries, such as those with phospholipid antibodies (cardiolipin antibodies, lupus anticoagulant, and false positive VDRL). This means not only that Plaquenil reduces the chance for reflares of SLE, but it can also be beneficial in ‘thinning’ the blood to prevent abnormal excessive blood clotting.

      For resistant skin disease, other antimalarial drugs, such as chloroquine (Aralen) or quinacrine, are considered, and can be used in combination with hydroxychloroquine. Alternative medications for skin disease include dapsone and retinoic acid (Retin-A). Retin-A is often effective for an uncommon wart-like form of lupus skin disease. For more severe skin disease, immunosuppressive medications are considered as below.

      Medications that suppress immunity (immunosuppressive medications) are also called cytotoxic drugs. Immunosuppressive medications are used for treating patients with more severe manifestations of SLE with damage to internal organ(s). Examples of immunosuppressive medications include methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall), azathioprine (Imuran), cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan), chlorambucil (Leukeran), and cyclosporine (Sandimmune). All immunosuppressive medications can seriously depress blood cell counts and increase risks of infection and bleeding. Other side effects are peculiar for each drug. For examples, Rheumatrex can cause liver toxicity, while Sandimmune can impair kidney function.

      In recent years, mycophenolate mofetil (Cellcept) has been used as an effective medication for lupus, particularly when it associated with kidney disease. Cellcept has been helpful in reversing active lupus kidney disease (lupus renal disease) and in maintaining remission after it is established. It’s lower side effect profile has advantage over traditional immune suppression medications.

      In SLE patients with serious brain or kidney disease, plasmapheresis is sometimes used to remove antibodies and other immune substances from the blood to suppress immunity. Some SLE patients can develop seriously low platelet levels, thereby increasing the risk of excessive and spontaneous bleeding. Since the spleen is believed to be the major site of platelet destruction, surgical removal of the spleen is sometimes performed to improve platelet levels. Other treatments have included plasmapheresis and the use of male hormones. Plasmapheresis has also been used to remove proteins (cryoglobulins) that can lead to vasculitis. Endstage kidney damage from SLE requires dialysis and/or a kidney transplant.

      Most recent research is indicating benefits of rituximab (Rituxan) in treating lupus. Rituximab is an intravenously infused antibody that suppresses a particular white blood cell, the B cell, by decreasing their number in the circulation. B cells have been found to play a central role in lupus activity, and when they are suppressed, the disease tends toward remission.

      At the 2007 national Rheumatology meeting, there was a paper presented suggesting that low dose dietary supplementation with omega-3 fish oils could help patients with lupus by decreasing disease activity and possibly decreasing heart disease risk.

  7. destiny

    I have several allergies and it’s affecting my hearing, can dustmites get into your ears and cause damage?
    So far i have allergies to dustmites, grass, and gluten and possibly even some clothing materials…and thats on top of LUPUS.

    1. Rick

      I don’t know about the dust-mites, but as you probably know lupus is an autoimmune disease. Your immune system is over-active and attacks things that it thinks are dangerous to your body. I have crohn’s which is also an autoimmune problem and I always joke that I never catch a cold or the flu that is going around, but just the weird problems and allergies.
      Being stressed at the time of coming in contact with things can trigger your body to attack it with things like an allergy. I know you can not stop the stress in your life but you can help balance it off with good healthy choices.
      Have some hope that it is possible for things to get better. After many many years and 7 major surgeries I learned ways to control my health and now teach people about health and wellness. I think it is funny and a miracle all in one.

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