Oncology & Immunology

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INFORMATION FOR WOMEN WITH LUPUS WHILE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING

 

What is lupus?

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus  (SLE, “lupus”) is a condition in which the immune system attacks various tissues and organs, mistaking the body tissues for foreign material. SLE can include any or all of the following symptoms:

 

  •     Fatigue
  •     Fever
  •     Joint pain, stiffness, swelling
  •     Butterfly rash, covering cheeks and bridge of the nose. Rashes also may occur elsewhere on the body
  •     Photosensitivity: Rashes that develop or worsen after exposure to sunlight
  •     Raynaud phenomenon: Fingers and toes turn white/blue upon exposure to cold to cold or during stressful periods
  •     Shortness of breath
  •     Dry eyes
  •     Headache
  •     Confusion or memory loss
  •     Chest pain

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