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If you have lupus, your immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues by mistake. This can damage your joints, skin, blood vessels and organs. There are many kinds of lupus. The most common type, systemic lupus erythematosus, affects many parts of the body. Discoid lupus causes a rash that doesn't go away. Subacute cutaneous lupus causes sores after being out in the sun. Another type can be caused by medication. Neonatal lupus, which is rare, affects newborns.

Anyone can get lupus, but women are most at risk. Lupus is also more common in African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American women. The cause of lupus is not known.

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  1. Lupus (National Library of Medicine)  
    If you have lupus, your immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues by mistake. This can damage your joints, skin, blood vessels and organs. There are many kinds of lupus. The most common type, systemic lupus erythematosus, affects ...
  2. Lupus Interactive Tutorial (Patient Education Institute)  
    Lupus Introduction Lupus is a disease that can affect almost every organ in the body. It causes ... summary explains what lupus is and treatment options. Lupus To understand lupus, it is important to understand ...
  3. Disseminated lupus erythematosus; SLE; Lupus; Lupus erythematosus; Discoid lupus ... have only skin symptoms. This is called discoid lupus.
  4. Lupus and Kidney Disease (Lupus Nephritis) (National Kidney Foundation)  
    ... Story About the NKF You are here Home » Lupus and Kidney Disease (Lupus Nephritis) Lupus is a short name for a ... affects only your skin. A Personal Look at Lupus Nephritis What causes lupus? No one knows what ...
  5. Nephritis - lupus; Lupus glomerular disease ... Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE, or lupus) is an autoimmune disease. This means there is a problem with the body's ...
  6. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    May 2013 Handout on Health: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus This publication is for people who have systemic lupus erythematosus, commonly called SLE or lupus, as well as for their families ...
  7. Lupus (Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)  
    Home > ePublications > Our ePublications > Lupus fact sheet ePublications Lupus fact sheet Print this fact sheet Lupus fact ... on lupus? More information on lupus What is lupus? Lupus (LOO-puhss) is a chronic, autoimmune (aw- ...
  8. Living With Lupus Easy-to-Read From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    July 2014 Living With Lupus: Health Information Basics for You and Your Family If you have lupus, you probably have many questions. Lupus isn’t ... If You Have Lupus? Symptom Checklist What Is Lupus? Lupus is an autoimmune (AW-toe-ih-MYOON) ...
  9. What Is Lupus? From the National Institutes of Health Easy-to-Read (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)  
    ... Information Lupus Find a Clinical Trial Journal Articles Lupus PDF Version Size: 128 KB Audio Version Time: ... 10.7 MB Updated: October 2009 What Is Lupus? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of ...
  10. ... Recent literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Systemic lupus erythematosus On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance ... Glossary definitions Reviewed June 2014 What is systemic lupus erythematosus? Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic ...
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