Therelation of Lupus toenvironment<br />Norymar Alvarado Rodríguez<br />Mrs.Pomar<br />12-1<br />February 9,2011<br />
The cause of lupus isunknown, butit has beenproventhatthereis a directrelationshipbetween genes and earlyenviromentalexpos...
Lupus isanautoimmunediseasethat can damageanypart of yourbody.<br />
Lupus is the Latin world for “wolf” and it is common medical lore that the butterfly rash seen on the cheek of many lupus ...
Types of Lupus:<br />Systemic lupus erythematosus<br />Cutaneous lupus erythematosus<br />Drug-induced lupus<br />Neonatal...
Cutaneous lupus erythematosus:<br />
Drug-induced lupus:<br />Drugsconnectedwithdrug-induced lupus:<br />Apresoline( usedtotreathighbloodpreassureorhyperthensi...
Neonatal lupus:<br />Symptoms:<br />Skinrash<br />Liverproblems<br />Lowbloodcellscounts<br /><ul><li>Thesesymptomsmaydiss...
Biopsy:<br />
Thegoals of anytreatment plan:<br />Reduce inflamation.<br />Suppressyouroveractiveimmunesystem.<br />Preventflares and tr...
Medications:<br />
Some side effects of steroids:<br />
Antimalarials:<br />Decreasing the antibodies production.<br />Protecting against damaging effects of sunlight.<br />Impro...
Be sunsmart:<br /><ul><li>Use a sunblockwith SPF greaterthan 30.
Use anappropiateclothing.
Schedule youroutdooractivitiestobefore 10 a.m and after 4 p.m.</li></li></ul><li>My Sweet 15 <3<br />
“ Sometimeswefeelourflame of lifeflickering and growingdim, thensomeoneacknowledgeswhowe are and whatwe can be and rekindl...
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  1. 1. Therelation of Lupus toenvironment<br />Norymar Alvarado Rodríguez<br />Mrs.Pomar<br />12-1<br />February 9,2011<br />
  2. 2. The cause of lupus isunknown, butit has beenproventhatthereis a directrelationshipbetween genes and earlyenviromentalexposuretoriskfactorsincreasingthe chance of thedisease’sdevelopment.<br />
  3. 3. Lupus isanautoimmunediseasethat can damageanypart of yourbody.<br />
  4. 4. Lupus is the Latin world for “wolf” and it is common medical lore that the butterfly rash seen on the cheek of many lupus patients is so similar to the facial markings of a wolf.<br />
  5. 5. Types of Lupus:<br />Systemic lupus erythematosus<br />Cutaneous lupus erythematosus<br />Drug-induced lupus<br />Neonatal lupus<br />
  6. 6.
  7. 7. Cutaneous lupus erythematosus:<br />
  8. 8. Drug-induced lupus:<br />Drugsconnectedwithdrug-induced lupus:<br />Apresoline( usedtotreathighbloodpreassureorhyperthension)<br />Procainamie(usedtotreat irregular heartrhythms)<br />Nydrazid(usedtotreat tuberculosis)<br /><ul><li>Symptomsdisappearwithinsixmonthsafterthesemedications are stopped.</li></li></ul><li>Drug-induced lupus:<br />
  9. 9. Neonatal lupus:<br />Symptoms:<br />Skinrash<br />Liverproblems<br />Lowbloodcellscounts<br /><ul><li>Thesesymptomsmaydissapearcompletelyafterseveralmonthswith no lastingeffects.</li></li></ul><li>
  10. 10.
  11. 11. Biopsy:<br />
  12. 12.
  13. 13.
  14. 14. Thegoals of anytreatment plan:<br />Reduce inflamation.<br />Suppressyouroveractiveimmunesystem.<br />Preventflares and treatthemwhentheyoccur.<br />Control symptomslikejointpain and fatigue.<br />Minimizedamagetoorgans.<br />
  15. 15. Medications:<br />
  16. 16. Some side effects of steroids:<br />
  17. 17. Antimalarials:<br />Decreasing the antibodies production.<br />Protecting against damaging effects of sunlight.<br />Improving skin lesions.<br />
  18. 18. Be sunsmart:<br /><ul><li>Use a sunblockwith SPF greaterthan 30.
  19. 19. Use anappropiateclothing.
  20. 20. Schedule youroutdooractivitiestobefore 10 a.m and after 4 p.m.</li></li></ul><li>My Sweet 15 <3<br />
  21. 21.
  22. 22.
  23. 23. “ Sometimeswefeelourflame of lifeflickering and growingdim, thensomeoneacknowledgeswhowe are and whatwe can be and rekindlesourlifewith hope and love.<br />Lifeis a tapestrymade of thethreads of peoples’liives , interwovwnlikeexpensivesilks, eachoneprecious in itsownright”<br /> ( 1996 Brenda Sewell)<br />

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