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Lupus Erythematosus

Lupus Erythematosus is an autoimmune disease that affects the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs of the body. The immune system normally fights off dangerous infections and bacteria to keep the body healthy. An autoimmune disease occurs when the immune system attacks its own body because it confuses it for something foreign. 

Signs & Symptoms of Lupus Erythematosus

Lupus Erythematosus can be difficult to diagnose because its signs and symptoms often mimic those of other ailments. The most distinctive sign of Lupus Erythematosus is a butterfly rash, a facial rash that resembles the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks, which occurs in many cases but not all cases of Lupus Erythematosus.

Lupus Erythematosus symptoms and signs include:

  • butterfly rash on the face
  • appetite loss
  • hair loss
  • fever
  • fatigue
  • photosensitivity
  • Raynaud's phenomenon
  • pleuritis
  • pericarditis

Lupus Erythematosus Treatments

Some people are born with a tendency toward developing Lupus Erythematosus, which may be triggered by infections, certain drugs, or even sunlight. While there's no cure for Lupus Erythematosus, treatments can help control symptoms. Treatment for Lupus Erythematosus is not curative, the goal of the treatments is to ease the symptoms of lupus. Treatment can vary depending on how severe your symptoms are and which parts of your body are affected, treatment can vary.

Treatments for Lupus Erythematosus may include:

  • anti-inflammatory medications for joint pain and stiffness
  • steroid creams for rashes
  • corticosteroids of varying doses to minimize the immune response
  • antimalarial drugs for skin and joint problems

For more information on Lupus Erythematosus and your treatment options, call Huntington Dermatology Office in Huntington, WV at (304) 523-5100 today!

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422 Kinetic Park Dr, Ste B
Huntington, WV 25701

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Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Huntington Dermatology, Inc. is committed to providing the highest quality of dermatological care. We treat immediate and chronic skin problems for pediatric and adult patients, and strive to educate our patients on prevention and early detection of skin cancer.