May 25 Lupus Fact

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

May 25 Lupus Fact

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There are four main types of lupus:

SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS (SLE) The most common form of lupus and is generally considered the most serious.

DISCOID (CUTANEOUS) Discoid is a form of lupus that only affects the skin and causes rashes. The rash was named lupus because early physicians believed the rash looked a lot like the bite of a wolf (lupus is the Latin word for wolf).

DRUG-INDUCED LUPUS (DIL) Drug-induced Lupus (DIL) occurs after a person takes certain types of medication. The symptoms are similar to systemic lupus, but they usually disappear when the medicine is stopped.

NEONATAL LUPUS In rare cases, the newborn of a mom with lupus may have neonatal lupus. This condition can cause skin rashes, anemia or liver
problems.

This is your twenty-fifth 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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