Lupus Awareness Month Fact 25

Butterflies of Hope – Flight of the Butterflies

Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time

Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!
May 25th Lupus Fact

A person must meet 4 out of 11 criteria to assist with a firm lupus diagnosis. The 11 criteria are: 1. Malar rash: A butterfly-shaped rash appears across the cheeks and nose. 2. Discoid rash: Raised red patches develop. 3. Photosensitivity: A skin rash appears after exposure to sunlight.Oral or nose ulcers: 4. Non-erosive arthritis: This does not destroy the bones around the joints, but there is tenderness, swelling, or effusion in 2 or more peripheral joints. 5. Pericarditis or pleuritis: Inflammation affects the lining around the heart (pericarditis) or lungs (pleuritis).6. Kidney disorder: Tests show high levels of protein or cellular casts in the urine if a person has a kidney problem. 7. Neurologic disorder: The person has seizures, psychosis, or problems with thinking and reasoning. 8. Hematologic (blood) disorder: 9. Hemolytic anemia is present, with a low white blood-cell count or low platelet count. 10. Immunologic disorder: Tests show that there are antibodies to double-stranded DNA (dsDNA), antibodies to Sm, or antibodies to cardiolipin. 11. Positive ANA: The test for ANA is positive, and the person has not used any drugs that might induce it.

This is your 25th Butterfly of Hope.We need awareness! We need a cure!Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness #LupusAwarenessMonth

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