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Lupus Infographic

&MAY is NATIONAL LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT 234 5 6 7810 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 THE BUTTERFLY symbol for the butterfly rash THE WOLF the word "lupus" in latin means "wolf" MAY IOTH IS WORLD LUPUS DAY WHAT IS LUPUS? TYPES DEMOGRAPHICS &STATS SYMPTOMS SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS (SLE): 1.5MM AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RHEUMATOLOGY'S CRITERIA USED TO DIAGNOSE LUPUS: Americans affected by Lupus Most serious form of lupus, which can affect the skin, mouth, kidneys, brain, lungs, and heart. Underlying cause of this disease is still unknown. The highest Incidence of SLE is observed in women ages 20 – 40. People affected globally by Lupus MM Malar Rash Discoid rash CUTANEOUS LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS: Photosensitivity This type of lupus primarily affects the skin. This condition causes inflammation and sores around the face, ears, scalp, and other areas of the body. About 90% of Lupus cases are diagnosed in women. Oral ulcers Arthritis 15-45 DRUG-INDUCED LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS: Serositis 80% of those with Systemic Lupus developed the disease between the Kidney Disorder This form of lupus is similar to SLE. Patients develop this condition due to a hypersen- sitivity reaction to medication. Isoniazid, hydralazine, and procainamide are some of the medications which have been known to ages of 15 to 45 Seizures cause drug-induced lupus. Psychosis 70% of lupus cases – systemic or (SLE). Blood Disorder A major organ will be affected in about 50% of NEONATAL LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS: SLE cases. Immunologic Disorder Abnormal antinuclear antibody This is a rare form of Lupus which can oc- cur in infants born to mothers who have SLE. These infants show symptoms of lupus at birth, because they are affected by their mother's antibodies in the womb. In 20% of Lupus patients, a close family member (parent/sibling) has, or will develop, lupus. LUPUS TREATMENTS Lupus treatment strategies can vary depending on the particular symptoms of the patient. Also, treatments may need to be changed as symptoms flare or subside. NONSTEROIDAL ANTI- INFLAMMATORY DRUGS (NSAIDS): IMMUNE SUPPRESSANTS: CORTICOSTEROIDS: ANTIMALARIAL DRUGS: Benefit: Corticosteroids, like Prednisone, can be Benefits: These can be more Benefits: Hydroxychloroquine, commonly used to treat malaria, can be used to control lupus symptoms. used to combat the Benefits: Used to treat fever, pain, beneficial for the severe inflammation caused by lupus. and swelling that can be associated with lupus. Available over-the-counter cases of lupus, since they work to suppress the immune system. Negatives: Long term side effects include: weight gain, easy bruising, thinning bones (osteoporosis), high blood pressure, diabetes and increased risk of infection. (milder) or by prescription (stronger). Negatives: Upset stomach; in some Negatives: Higher risk of infection, liver damage, infertility, and rare cases, can cause damage to the retina of the Negatives: Stomach bleeding, kidney problems and an increased risk of heart problems. eye. cancer. CELEBRITIES AFFECTED BY LUPUS MICHAEL JACKSON SEAL NICK CANNON LADY GAGA TIM RAINES MILLIE The singer's In March of 2012, The King of Pop was diagnosed with Lupus in 1986. In 2010, the performer tested borderline positive for Lupus. George H.W. Bush's Springer spaniel is the most famous dog with lupus. This baseball famous scars on his he announced hall of fame that he had Lupus Nephritis. face are the result candidate was diagnosed with Lupus in 1999. of a childhood bout with discoid lupus. LUPUS ORGANIZATIONS S.L.E. LUPUS LUPUS FOUNDATION Alliance for Lupus Research Lupus Research Institute Foundation of America PREVENT. TREAT. CURE. SINCE 1999 LUPUS FOUNDATION OF AMERICA (LFA) ALLIANCE FOR LUPUS RESEARCH LUPUS RESEARCH INSTITUTE S.L.E. LUPUS FOUNDATION This National non-profit This organization was founded in New York right before the turn of the millennium. In their relatively short history, ALR has been able to provide more funding than any other non- governmental agency world- wide for lupus research. Founded in 1977, this is the largest and oldest lupus organi- zation in America. They were the driving force behind the The members of this national organization is dedicated to funding brand new lupus re- search. Their ideology is that the best lupus treatments will only be found through pursu- lupus Organization have de- voted themselves to help- ing lupus patients and their families live a better quality of life. They help thousands of families deal with the day to day complications of life with lupus. establishment of a National Lupus Awareness Month. ing innovative research. For anyone who might be interested in learning more about the observance of World Lupus Day, please visit|T/|1/06/lupus-making-head- lines-indicates-new-level-promise%E2%80%A6and-hope Achieve Clinical Research An Accel Research Site SOURCES

Lupus Infographic

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May is national lupus awareness month, so we made an infographic about this disease.


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