Lupus Awareness Month Fact 22

Butterflies of Hope – Flight of the ButterfliesSpreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a timeLet this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 22nd Lupus Fact

Lupus Awareness Month Fact 22

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 22nd Butterfly of Hope.We need awareness! We need a cure!Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

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