Lupus Awareness Month Fact 10

Butterflies of Hope – Flight of the Butterflies
Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time
Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 10th Lupus Fact

Happy World Lupus Day

World Lupus Day was created by Lupus Canada in 2004 to raise awareness of this little-known disease that can have devastating effects on individuals and their families. It was organized by lupus organizations from thirteen countries, who called for their governments to increase funding for research, provide better patient services, increase epidemiological data and raise awareness.

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

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Lupus Awareness Month Fact 9

Butterflies of Hope – Flight of the Butterflies
Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time
Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 9th Lupus Fact

Lupus is Highly individualized and no two cases are exactly alike. Treatment for lupus also varies depending on the symptoms and needs of the lupus warrior.

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

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Lupus Awareness Month Fact 7

Butterflies of Hope – Flight of the Butterflies
Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time
Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 7th Lupus Fact

There is no one test to determine Lupus. The most common blood tests used to help determine lupus are ANA(Antinuclear Antibody), APLS(Antiphospholiipid Antibodies), ANTI-sm, ANTI-dsNA, ANTRp(SSA), CRP(c-reactive Protein, complement, Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate(ESR), CBC complete blood count and chemistry panel.

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

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Lupus Awareness Month Fact 6

Butterflies of Hope – Flight of the Butterflies
Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time
Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 6th Lupus Fact

Lupus is more prevalent than aids, sickle-cell anemia, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and cystic fibrosis combined. Lupus affects 1 out of every 185 Americans. Few people know about lupus, which has led to some myths about what lupus is.

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

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Lupus Awareness Month Fact 5

Butterflies of Hope – Flight of the Butterflies
Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time
Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 5th Lupus Fact

Lupus is difficult to diagnose because its symptoms come and go and mimic other diseases. Since it is no single laboratory test to diagnose lupus it can take 2- 5 years for a firm diagnosis to be reached.

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

#LupusInColor #ButterfliesofHope #FlightoftheButterflies #SpreadLupusAwareness #LupusAwarenessMonth

Lupus Awareness Month Fact 4

Butterflies of Hope – Flight of the Butterflies
Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time
Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 4th Lupus Fact

Ninety percent (90%) of people living with lupus are women. Most people with lupus develop the disease between the ages of 15-44. Lupus strikes mostly women of childbearing age. However, men, children, and teenagers develop lupus, too.

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

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Lupus Awareness Month Fact 3

Butterflies of Hope – Flight of the Butterflies

Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time
Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 3rd Lupus Fact

The history of lupus begins in 1828 when the French dermatologist, Biett described the disease. For the next 45 years, studies of the disease showed nothing more than descriptions that emphasized skin changes. In the mid 1800’s, Pierre Cazenave was the first person to have a comprehensive description of lupus. The disease was named because of a wolf-bite shaped rash (the butterfly rash) that appears across the nose and cheeks of many lupus patients. “Lupus” is the Latin word for wolf.

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

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Lupus Awareness Month Fact 2

Butterflies of Hope – Flight of the Butterflies
Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time
Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 2nd Lupus Fact

FACT 2

Lupus is not contagious. It can not be passed from one person to another. It cannot be transmitted sexually. There is no need to avoid being near someone who has lupus. The cause or causes of lupus are not known with certainty.

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

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Lupus Awareness Month Fact 1

Butterflies of Hope – Flight of the Butterflies

Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time

Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!

May 1st Lupus Fact

Lupus is a chronic (long-term) disease that causes inflammation and pain in any part of your body. It’s an autoimmune disease, which means that your immune system, the body system that usually fights infections, attacks healthy tissue instead.

This is your first Butterfly of Hope.

We need awareness! We need a cure!

Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!

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