3 edition of Systemic lupus erythematosus found in the catalog.
Systemic lupus erythematosus
1997 by National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases in [Bethesda, Md.] .
Written in English
|Genre||Handbooks, manuals, etc.|
|Series||NIH publication -- no. 97-4178.|
|Contributions||National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (U.S.)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||32 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||32|
Children with SLE should have regular blood pressure checks, urinalyses, complete blood counts, blood sugar analyses, coagulation tests and checks on complement and anti-native DNA antibodies levels. They are usually prescribed for a short time only, with instructions to decrease the dose as the arthritis improves. In this way, early involvement of the kidneys can be discovered. Thinning is usually achieved with a tablet called warfarin, an anticoagulant.
If you have SLE, it is also important to: Wear protective clothing, sunglasses, and sunscreen when in the sun. The safest forms of contraception in SLE patients are barrier methods condoms or diaphragms and spermicidal agents. Free shipping for individuals worldwide Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days. Lupus Erythematosus: Clinical Evaluation and Treatment summarizes the clinical aspects of lupus facing the general clinician in the 21st century. Slowly start to do more each day.
To help distinguish SLE from other diseases, physicians of the American College of Rheumatology have established a list of 11 criteria that, when combined, point to SLE. Overall, the child should be encouraged to participate in compatible extracurricular activities as much as the disease permits. If the signs of inflammation are long-lasting, as they may be in SLE, then damage to the tissues may occur and normal function is impaired. The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules About this book This book will provide an introduction to the epidemiology, etiology and pathogenesis of the condition while also exploring the classification, diagnosis, and current and emerging therapies for systemic lupus erythematosus.
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Methotrexate is administered as tablets or injection under the skin. Before puberty, the proportion of affected males is higher and about 1 of every 5 children with SLE is male.
Liver function and muscle enzymes tests: if muscle or liver involvement is present, then levels of these enzymes will be increased. Children with SLE can and should attend school except during periods of severe active disease. Progesterone-only systemic contraceptives are also acceptable, as are some types of intrauterine devices IUDs.
Most affected individuals also have joint pain, typically affecting the same joints on both sides of the body, and muscle pain and weakness. Blood thinners, such as Coumadin, for clotting disorders.
The majority of symptoms of SLE are due to inflammation and so the treatment aims at reducing that inflammation. During a disease flare, exercise should be restrained. Imaging tests of the heart, brain, lungs, joints, muscles or intestines Treatment There is no cure for SLE.
In some cases, it is possible to treat the disease in the unborn baby. The prognosis of SLE in childhood depends on the severity of the internal organ involvement. The process of destruction of red blood cells which carry oxygen from the lungs to other parts of the body is called haemolysis and may cause haemolytic anaemia.
There is no genetic testing or a prenatal diagnosis available for SLE. To help distinguish SLE from other diseases, physicians of the American College of Rheumatology have established a list of 11 criteria that, when combined, point to SLE. Certain corticosteroids cortisone are normally produced by the body.
If they take corticosteroids, they should be eating foods low in salt to help prevent high blood pressure and low in sugar to help prevent diabetes and weight gain. Slowly start to do more each day. What causes lupus? Ice: Ice helps decrease swelling and pain.
It is also important to wear sun protective clothing such as wide-brimmed hats and long sleeves when out in the sun, even on cloudy days, as UV rays can penetrate clouds easily. Regular exercise is important to maintain a healthy weight, maintain good bone health and stay conditioned.
The risks of these side effects are increased when high doses of corticosteroids are required and when they are used for an extended period. Women with SLE may have trouble staying pregnant either because of the disease activity or the medication.
Ask him to help you create a weight loss plan if you are overweight.
It is probably caused by certain antibodies from the mother. Recent national incidence estimates are not available for SLE. The specific autoantibodies associated with neonatal lupus are known as the anti-Ro and anti-La antibodies.
The ideal time for pregnancy would be when the disease, especially kidney involvement, has been well controlled for a prolonged time.Coping With Lupus: A Practical Guide to Alleviating the Challenges of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Coping with Series) by Robert H.
Phillips | Apr 3, out of 5 stars Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a disease state posing several challenges to the clinician, including heterogeneity of presentation, undulating course, and an extraordinary risk for vascular injury including premature atherosclerosis as well as endothelial injury related to renal disease.
Jun 19, · Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease with a prevalence of / in Germany and a female/male ratio of The clinical course is variable, with a broad spectrum of organ manifestations; lupus nephritis develops in about Cited by: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (often abbreviated to SLE or lupus) is a systemic autoimmune disease that can affect any part of the body, causing the immune system to attack the body's cells and tissue, and resulting in inflammation and tissue damage.
This new addition to the Oxford Rheumatology Library series provides a practical approach to the assessment and management of patients with this. Oct 17, · Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is the most common type of lupus.
SLE is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks its own tissues, causing widespread inflammation and tissue damage in the affected organs. It can affect the joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys, and blood vessels. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is a useful reference for specialists in the diagnosis and management of patients with SLE, a tool for measurement of clinical activity for pharmaceutical development and basic research of the disease and a reference work for hospital libraries.