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Diseases

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

Lupus

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* Not a rare disease

Other Names for this Disease
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Disseminated lupus erythematosus
  • Lupus erythematosus
  • Discoid lupus
  • Subacute cutaneous lupus
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Your Questions Answered


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  • Is mixed connective tissue disorder more common in any ethnic population? Click here for answer

  • Hello, My daughter was diagnosed with lupus two years ago when she broke out in a malar rash on her face. Other than her skin, she has no organ damage. She was recently found to have a C2 deficiency which explains a lot. She has recurrent infections, but not serious ones, and is sick very often. Her rheumatologist decided not to start her on Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine). My question is - is there anything I can do to keep her lupus or other autoimmune disease from progressing? Are there any advances being made in complement deficiencies? I know I am so lucky, she is doing well, but she is so little I just want to make sure I am doing everything I can to keep her healthy. Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Disseminated lupus erythematosus
  • Lupus erythematosus
  • Discoid lupus
  • Subacute cutaneous lupus
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.