How Does A Person Get Lupus? Topic Guide

How Does A Person Get Lupus? How Does A Person Get Lupus?: Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks its own organs and tissues, causing inflammation and pain, commonly in the skin, joints, and internal organs such as the heart and kidneys, though it can affect any part of the body.

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How Does A Person Get Lupus? Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

hyaluronidase and rituximab Hyaluronidase And Rituximab

Hyaluronidase and rituximab is a combination medicine used to treat follicular lymphoma, diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, or chronic lymphocytic leukemia. /...learn more »

rituximab Rituximab

Rituximab is used alone or in combination with other medicines to treat the following conditions in adults:

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hydroxychloroquine Hydroxychloroquine

Hydroxychloroquine is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Hydroxychloroqui...

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methotrexate (injection) Methotrexate (injection)

Methotrexate is used to treat leukemia and certain types of cancer of the breast, skin, head and neck, or lung...learn more »

methotrexate (oral) Methotrexate (oral)

Methotrexate is used to treat leukemia and certain types of cancer of the breast, skin, head and neck, lung, or uterus...learn more »

azathioprine Azathioprine

Azathioprine weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the imm...learn more »