May 24 Fact

Butterflies of HopeFlight of the Butterflies

Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time

Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 24 Lupus Fact

There are 11 American College of Rheumatology criteria for Lupus.

Lupus is differentiated from other connective tissue diseases, based on eleven criteria offered by the American College of Rheumatology for classification purposes.

Butterfly-shaped rash across cheeks and nose

Scaly disk-shaped rash on face, neck, ears, scalp, chest

Sunlight sensitivity

Mouth sores, tongue sores, inside nose sores

Arthritis pain in joints

Pain in chest and side when breathing or moving

Kidney problems

Neurologic problems

Blood problems such as anemia, low white cell count

Immune system malfunction

Antinuclear antibodies

It is recommended that if you have four or more of the eleven criteria, you should consult with a rheumatologist.

This is your twenty-fourth butterfly of hope.

We need awareness and a cure!

Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness

One thought on “May 24 Fact

  1. CAROL KUSHNER says:

    I’m doing my best and praying for the rest!
    I’m forever grateful for everyone joined in the fight,
    It’s numbers that count and help to create an army full of might.
    May you be recognized for the effort and be eternally blessed!

    Thank you so much for all that you do and know that you’re in all of my prayers!
    Sincerely,
    Carol

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