Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus)

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Parents can learn about systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Learn about diagnosis, treatment and managing lupus.

Key points

  • Lupus is a disease that can be difficult to diagnose.
  • Lupus can affect many different parts of the body.
  • Lupus has many different signs and symptoms and can vary from person to person.
  • Lupus can be treated with a variety of medications.
  • The disease may have flares and remissions.
  • Treatment for lupus may go on for many years.
  • Lupus may make your child's social and school life more difficult. You can learn how to help your child cope. Your child's health care team is there to assist and support you.
Last updated: September 15th 2009