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Lupus is a chronic disease that damage the immune system (immune system) and affect various networks; skin, joints, heart, blood, kidneys, and brain. Normally, the body's immune system will form a protein, known as antibodies, in charge of deadly viruses, bacteria, or foreign material into the body. In lupus, immune system unable to distinguish between foreign substances and cells and tissues. Antibodies produced against the very cells that should be needed by the body. A. Causes of Lupus: Lupus is a mysterious illness and had not known for certain what caused it. Only a few signs or symptoms before the patients showed a visual experience weirdness. Suddenly the patient will experience a real physical change. B. Lupus Inspection: To test whether a person has lupus, then do a test using a blood test called the Anti Nuclear Antibody (ANA). This test will identify autoantibodi (antibody destroyer) who ate useful cells in the body. Positive results of these tests can not say a person has lupus. It takes other data such as symptoms, physical records of patients, and complete laboratory tests to ensure the patient is suffering from lupus. C. Early symptoms of Lupus: 1. Sense of tremendous pain in the joints 2. Patients experiencing extreme fatigue 3. Such appears scars on his body 4. The patient's cheeks and nose looks like a butterfly (butterfly effects) 5. Experienced a very severe anemia 6. When breathing, the patient experienced severe pressure 7. Problems arising around the nose and mouth 8. Sensitive to light, the sunlight and flash photos D. Treatment for lupus: One treatment is done for patients with lupus is medical treatment. There are several types of drugs that can reduce the symptoms of lupus, however, its use will cause side effects. Symptoms and side effects experienced by patients each partner varied and unpredictable. So assistance needed by health workers in this case.

E. The drugs given to patients with SLE: 1. Steroids 2. Immunosuppressant 3. Antimalarial (Plaquenil / hydroxychloroquine) 4. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories F. Lupus can be prevented by: 1. Reducing contact with the sun 2. Applying to be healthy and avoid stress 3. No smoking 4. Exercise regularly 5. Nutritional diet G. The facts about the disease lupus 1. Autoimunitas Lupus is a disease, rheumatic disease. 2. In lupus, the immune system to attack cells and tissues of its own. 3. There are five types of lupus disease and each has distinct characteristics and requires different handling 4. Ninety percent of lupus patients are women 5. In the United States there are 11 campuses that specialize treatment of lupus disease 6. Up to now, it is difficult to diagnose lupus disease 7. Handling is very dependent lupus symptoms arising from 8. As many as 1.5 million people in the world suffer from lupus 9. Certain races have lupus risk greater than other races; African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American Population. 10. The majority of lupus patients, after treatment, will grow normally 11. Handling lupus done by rheumatologist.

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