Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which are illness of a body and cause by the own immune system of body, it can affect any tissue or cell in any part of the human body, which results in breakage or damage of tissue, the immune system is present in the body to defend other harming agents which attacks a body, the immune system works reversely if someone has lupus.
Lupus is the cause of other diseases, in which heart disease, skin disease, joints pain, nervous system etc.
The ration of having lupus in women is almost 8 times more than men.

Signs And Symptoms Of Lupus :

People having lupus have different types of signs and symptoms but the common among all are, fatigue, muscle ache, fever, joint pains, facial rash, hair loss, lever disease and heart disease.

Diagnosis Of Lupus :

The diagnosis of lupus is different from country to country means that the countries like USA, UK and Canada are using unique and advanced technology to diagnose lupus in which Anti Nuclear Antibody ( ANA ) test, Complete Blood Count, photosensitivity ( in which the skin of infected person is checked under sunlight, malar rash and sometimes arthritis are used.

Treatment Of Lupus :

There is no any such ordinary treatment up till now to cure it, but anti malarial drugs are often used to decrease the level of autoimmune in the body.

3 comments:

  1. One of the most frustrating things for a person with lupus is to be sick, but feel that no one believes you. Lupus is an unpredictable disease, but certain antibodies help to make some predictions.

    ReplyDelete
  2. let's make it healthy is a lifestyle

    ReplyDelete
  3. The 11 criteria used for diagnosing systemic lupus erythematosus are

    * malar (over the cheeks of the face) "butterfly" rash,

    * discoid skin rash (patchy redness with hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation that can cause scarring),

    * photosensitivity (skin rash in reaction to sunlight [ultraviolet light] exposure),

    * mucous membrane ulcers (spontaneous ulcers of the lining of the mouth, nose, or throat),

    * arthritis (two or more swollen, tender joints of the extremities),

    * pleuritis or pericarditis (inflammation of the lining tissue around the heart or lungs, usually associated with chest pain upon breathing or changes of body position),

    * kidney abnormalities (abnormal amounts of urine protein or clumps of cellular elements called casts detectable with a urinalysis),

    * brain irritation (manifested by seizures [convulsions] and/or psychosis),

    * blood-count abnormalities (low counts of white or red blood cells, or platelets, on routine blood testing),

    * immunologic disorder (abnormal immune tests include anti-DNA or anti-Sm [Smith] antibodies, falsely positive blood test for syphilis, anticardiolipin antibodies, lupus anticoagulant, or positive LE prep test),

    * and antinuclear antibody (positive ANA antibody testing [antinuclear antibodies in the blood]).

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails