Lupus Fact of the Day:

May 15, 2011

May 11: The most common symptoms of lupus are: extreme fatigue or exhaustion, headaches, painful or swollen joints, fever, a butterfly-shaped rash across cheeks and nose, sun- or light-sensitivity, and hair loss.

May 12: Some of the factors that may trigger lupus in people who have the genes that make them prone to develop the disease include infections, ultraviolet light, extreme stress, certain prescription drugs, and hormones.

May 13: Cutaneous lupus is a form of lupus that is limited to the skin and can cause rashes or sores.

May 14: Drug-induced lupus is a lupus-like disease caused by taking specific prescription drugs. The symptoms usually disappear within six months after these medications are stopped.

May 15: Neonatal lupus is a rare condition that affects infants of women who have lupus and is caused by antibodies from the mother that affects the infant in the womb. With proper testing, physicians can now identify most at-risk mothers, and the infant can be treated at or before birth.

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1 comment:

Layla said...

Wow, totally had no clue that there was a drug related lupus. These facts are really interesting, and thank you so much for responding to my email!!