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Amanda mcgurk lupus
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Amanda mcgurk lupus

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  • 1. By: Amanda McGurk<br />Lupus<br />
  • 2. Cause of lupus is unknown<br />Genes have a factor<br />Not contagious, so cannot be spread <br />90% of lupus carriers are women<br />Common in African American, Asian, Native American, Native Hawaiian and people of Pacific Island decent<br />Ages 15-44<br />Will you get Lupus?<br />
  • 3. No incubation period<br />Signs/Symptoms: Arthritis, joint pain, fever, fatigue, skin rash, and sensitivity to sunlight<br />Detected by blood cell count and urine sample<br />What are the signs?<br />
  • 4. Chronic disease because it is living<br />No immunity<br />Get lupus once, have it for life<br />Produces anti-bodies that go against its own tissues. Problems occur in the lungs, blood, brain, kidney, heart, and joints<br />Affect on the body<br />
  • 5. No prevention against lupus because there is still no known cause<br />Treatment: Medications including steroids, immunosuppresants, and anti-inflammatories<br />Can be terminal but varies from patient to patient because of the wide range of symptoms<br />How is lupus treated?<br />

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