What are facts about lupus?
- it is an autoimmune disease
- causes joint pain
- can cause butterfly shaped reddening across face
- can damage organs
Lupus nephritis is one of the common (40%) complications of systemic lupus erythematosus. The other types of lupus are neonatal (affecting newborns), discoid or cutaneous (affecting the skin and hair), and drug induced (which subsides when the offending drug is withdrawn). If you have lupus nephritis, then you have lupus.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease. The patient's immune system cannot differentiate between pathogens and healthy parts of the self. There are four types of lupus: discoid or cutaneous, systemic lupus erythematosus, neonatal lupus, and drug induced lupus. The cause of lupus is not fully understood. There is no cure. Lupus affects 5 million people worldwide.
There are four types of lupus. 1. Discoid or cutaneous lupus which affects only the skin. 2. Systemic lupus erythematosus which affects the body internally. 3. Neonatal lupus which is rare and found in newborns whose mothers have lupus. 4. Drug induced lupus caused by medications. When the drug is withdrawn the lupus goes away.
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Yes, people can die from lupus. However, there are no reliable statistics about how many. Lupus patients are twice as likely to suffer a cardiovascular event as the general population. If a lupus patient dies of a heart attack or stoke, that is listed as the cause of death, not the lupus. If a lupus patient dies of kidney failure brought on by lupus, the cause of death might be listed as kidney failure and…