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Types of Lupus

types of lupus

Types of lupus

There can be five types of lupus:

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common form and one which is referred to as “lupus“. This can affect many parts of the body In mild or serious tones. Though it’s seen mainly in women of child-bearing age, it can affect any time, in childhood or old age.
Discoid lupus erythematosus is a chronic skin disorder. Angry red rashes can appear anywhere on the body, including the face and scalp, lasting from a few days to years. with recurrence. They can become thick and scaly and cause scarring. A small percentage of people with discoid lupus have or subsequently develop SLE.
Subacute cutaneous. lupus erythematosus are skin lesions that appear on parts of the body exposed to sun. They are known to leave scars.
Drug-induced lupus is a form of lupus caused by medication. Some antlseizure and high blood pressure medication. and antibi­otics. antifungals. thyroid medication. and oral contraceptive pills are known to have indu”ced lupus. Symptoms are similar to SLE’s – arthritis. rash, fever. and chest pain – and go away completely when the drug is stopped.

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