Lupus Patient Education Activity

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LupusImmune2.pptx

Immune System: Systemic Lupus Erythematous

ADULTH Health 2 Teaching Team

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STRESS!

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Fatigue

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Diagnostic Labs

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A in “brain” = ANA

I = other Immunologic labs

dsDNA

Serum complements (C3, C4)

Cutaneous Manifestations of SLE

Oral ulcers

Photosensitivity

Malar rash

Discoid rash

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Other Manifestations in SLE

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Arthritis = A in SOAP

Blood

Anemia

Thrombocytopenia

Leukopenia OR leukocytosis

Neurologic

Psychosis

Seizures

Complications of SLE

Serositis

Pericarditis and myocarditis

Renal involvement

Medications for SLE

NSAIDs

corticosteroids

methotrexate

hydroxychloroquine

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Prevent infection

Reduce stress

Don’t smoke

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