Are Lupus and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus the Same?

Reviewed on 4/29/2022
Are Lupus and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus the Same
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a type of lupus. Learn about the four types of lupus, including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a type of lupus. It is the most common and most serious type that affects all parts of the body.

What Are the Four Types of Lupus?

The four types of lupus include: 

What Are Symptoms of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?

Symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus include:

What Is the Treatment for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?

Systemic lupus erythematosus is usually treated with medications to help manage symptoms, such as:

  • Immunosuppressives 
  • Anticoagulants
  • Antimalarials (to help protect skin from rashes and UV light)
  • Anti-inflammatories and steroids 
  • Biologics 

Home treatment that may help patients manage symptoms of lupus include:

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Reviewed on 4/29/2022
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https://www.lupus.org/

https://www.uptodate.com/contents/epidemiology-and-pathogenesis-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus?search=What%20Causes%20Lupus%3F&source=search_result&selectedTitle=1~150&usage_type=default&display_rank=1#H7

https://www.uptodate.com/contents/clinical-manifestations-and-diagnosis-of-systemic-lupus-erythematosus-in-adults?search=Lupus&source=search_result&selectedTitle=1~150&usage_type=default&display_rank=1#H2215760526

https://www.cdc.gov/lupus/basics/women.htm