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  • symptoms
  • What we know for certain, is that the foods that you eat and the medications you take, can have an effect on the severity of symptoms, as well as the frequency of lupus flares. (livehopelupus.org)
  • Avoid highly processed and preserved foods, and keep track of foods that seem to trigger your lupus symptoms. (livehopelupus.org)
  • Other common symptoms include: chest pain during respiration joint pain oral ulcer fatigue fever with no other cause general discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling (malaise) hair loss sensitivity to sunlight skin rash - a "butterfly" rash in about half people with SLE swollen lymph nodes Photosensitivity is a known symptom of lupus, but its relationship to and influence on other aspects of the disease remain to be defined. (wikipedia.org)
  • lesions
  • Among 16 patients with metastatic skin lesions, a recent history of cellulitis at the site of onychomycosis (11 patients), local trauma (3 patients), or an insect bite (2 [indianjnephrol.org] Disseminated fusariosis presenting as panniculitis -like lesions on the legs of a neutropenic girl with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. (symptoma.com)
  • People with this condition, which is also its own form of lupus, present with reddish-purple plaques, which are firm and raised, flattened skin lesions. (livehopelupus.org)
  • With regards to the skin, there are lupus-specific skin lesions and non-specific skin lesions. (americanskin.org)
  • manifestations
  • Patients with juvenile onset Lupus in particular, are vulnerable to mucocutaneous manifestations of the disease (alopecia, skin rash, and ulceration of the mucus membranes) more so than any other age group. (wikipedia.org)
  • immune
  • The antinuclear antibody (ANA) test can show if your immune system is more likely to make the autoantibodies of lupus. (livehopelupus.org)
  • Other genes that are commonly thought to be associated with Lupus are those in the Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) family, which are largely related to healthy functioning of the immune system. (wikipedia.org)
  • Usually, these factors contribute to Lupus by compromising the immune system. (wikipedia.org)
  • antibodies
  • These antibodies are found in at least 5% of the general population, so there are "many more people walking around with ANAs who are perfectly healthy or have some illness that has nothing to do with lupus," adds Dr. Belmont. (livehopelupus.org)
  • syndrome
  • Leaky gut syndrome can develop in those with lupus, which results in small openings in the gut lining opening up, releasing particles into the bloodstream and kicking off an autoimmune cascade. (livehopelupus.org)
  • Risk
  • Substantial data have been found to indicate that certain ethnic populations could be more at risk for Lupus Erythematosus, and have a better or worse prognosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • includes
  • It is generally recommended that patients with lupus eat a balanced diet that includes plant-based foods and lean sources of protein. (livehopelupus.org)
  • usually
  • Lupus is usually influenced by gene polymorphisms, 30 of which have now been linked with the disorder. (wikipedia.org)
  • systemic autoimm
  • Scleroderma or SSc is used to describe a rare systemic autoimmune disease characterized by skin induration and thickening, fibroproliferative vasculopathy, chronic inflammatory infiltration in numerous visceral organs, and humoral and cellular immune alterations (production of auto-antibodies). (jcadonline.com)
  • Symptoms
  • Other common symptoms include: chest pain during respiration joint pain oral ulcer fatigue fever with no other cause general discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling (malaise) hair loss sensitivity to sunlight skin rash - a "butterfly" rash in about half people with SLE swollen lymph nodes Photosensitivity is a known symptom of lupus, but its relationship to and influence on other aspects of the disease remain to be defined. (wikipedia.org)
  • family
  • Other genes that are commonly thought to be associated with Lupus are those in the Human leukocyte antigen (HLA) family, which are largely related to healthy functioning of the immune system. (wikipedia.org)