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May 17th Lupus Fact
There are several types of lupus – Cutaneous (Discoid) lupus affects only the skin and shows up as a rash, usually on the face, neck, and scalp. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is more serious than cutaneous lupus and affects not only the skin but other parts of the body such as the joints, heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, brain, or blood. Drug-induced lupus is caused by taking certain types of medicines. It is usually not as serious and should go away when the person stops taking the medicine. Although it is rare, neonatal lupus can occur in the fetus of a woman with lupus. Symptoms range from a rash that goes away to a permanent heart defect.
When people just say “lupus,” they generally are talking about systemic lupus. Lupus has also been called by other names such as “butterfly fever.”
(Source Lupus Foundation of America)
This is your seventeenth Butterfly of Hope.
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