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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

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Published by Sarah JT
This book is to help people to make a better understanding on Systemic Lupus Erythemotasus a.k.a SLE. It describes the symptoms of SLE and treatment for patients.
This book is to help people to make a better understanding on Systemic Lupus Erythemotasus a.k.a SLE. It describes the symptoms of SLE and treatment for patients.

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Published by: Sarah JT on Aug 09, 2008
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   H   A   N   D   O   U   T    O   N    H   E   A   L   T   H
Systemic LupusErythematosus
U.S. Department of Health andHuman ServicesNational Institutes of Health
National Institute of Arthritis andMusculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
 
This booklet is not copyrighted. Readers areencouraged to duplicate and distribute as manycopies as needed.Additional copies of this booklet are availablefrom the National Institute of Arthritis andMusculoskeletal and Skin Diseases InformationClearinghouse, NIAMS/National Institutes of Health, 1 AMS Circle, Bethesda, MD 20892–3675,and on the NIAMS Web site on the Internet athttp://www.niams.nih.gov/hi/topics/lupus/ slehandout/index.htm.
 
Table of Contents
Defining Lupus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Understanding What Causes Lupus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Symptoms of Lupus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Diagnosing Lupus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
11
Treating Lupus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
14
Lupus and Quality of Life. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
19
Pregnancy for Women With Lupus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
23
Current Research. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
24
Hope for the Future. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
30
Additional Resources. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Information Boxes
Common Symptoms of Lupus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
8
Diagnostic Tools for Lupus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
13
Warning Signs of a Flare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Preventing a Flare. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Tips for Working With Your Doctor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
22
Promising Areas of Research. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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