May 18 Fact

Butterflies of Hope
Flight of the Butterflies
Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time
Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 18 Lupus Fact

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Anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-malarials, and steroids, such as prednisone, are used to treat lupus. Cytotoxic chemotherapies similar to those given in the treatment of cancer are also used to suppress the immune system in lupus patients.
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) was approved by the FDA for lupus in 1955
HCQ and Corticosteroids like prednisone were the only real treatment for SLE for 56 years
Finally in 2011 Benlysta was approved by the FDA for the treatment of lupus.

This is your eighteenth butterfly of hope.

We need awareness and a cure!
Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness

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