Lupus Fact Sheet

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Lupus Fact Sheet

Description

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • What is lupus?
  • Who has lupus?
  • What are the different types of lupus?
  • What causes lupus?
  • How is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) diagnosed?
  • What are flares?
  • How is lupus treated?
  • Is it safe for me to become pregnant?
  • How can I tell the difference between symptoms of lupus and symptoms of pregnancy?
  • How can I cope with the stress of having lupus?
  • What research is being done on lupus?
  • List of resources/related Web sites

Developer:

National Women's Health Information Center

Funding Sources:

National Women's Health Information Center; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

History

Release Date: 2003
Original Summary: April 2006
Last Updated: 01/15/14

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