BUTTERFLIES OF HOPE
FLIGHT OF THE BUTTERFLIES
SPREADING LUPUS AWARENESS ONE BUTTERFLY AT A TIME
LET THIS BUTTERFLY FLUTTER ALL OVER CYBERSPACE!
MAY 16 LUPUS FACT
There are 4 different forms of lupus
Systemic lupus accounts for approximately 70 percent of all cases of lupus. In approximately half of these cases, a major organ or tissue in the body, such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, or brain will be affected.
Cutaneous lupus (affecting only the skin) accounts for approximately 10 percent of all lupus cases.
Drug-induced lupus accounts for about 10 percent of all lupus cases and is caused by high doses of certain medications. The symptoms of drug induced lupus are similar to systemic lupus; however, symptoms usually subside when the medications are discontinued.
Neonatal lupus is a rare condition in which the mother’s antibodies affect the fetus. At birth, the baby may have a skin rash, liver problems, or low blood cell counts, but these symptoms typically disappear completely after six months with no lasting effects.
This is your sixteenth butterfly of hope. We need awareness and a cure!
Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!
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