All about Lupus Disease

The number of diseases and occurrence of ailments are escalating on a daily basis nowadays. Developed countries like the United States of America have been suffering form numerous chronic disorders and auto-immune diseases out of which the Lupus disease afflicts around 1.4 million Americans. What is this lupus disease? It is also known as SLE which is the acronym for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. As the name suggests it affects the entire systems of the body and causes an altered immunological response of the body towards itself. This means that the cells in the body of a SLE patient start recognizing their own cells as intruders and unleashing an immunological destructive reaction against the cells. This is why this disease is so sinister in its inception and advancement.

It is due to this reason that the lupus symptoms are not particularly specific and diagnosis tends to be delayed. Patients may have a with low grade fever which has been persisting for some time, a rash over the nose in the shape of a butterfly and of a reddish or purplish color, extreme fatigue and severe pain in the joints.

Many organizations are involved in Lupus charity all over the world. Charitable organizations are coming forward with financial and other forms of support for lupus patients in the United States of America. These charitable organizations not only give funds to take care of needy patients but also fund the detailed studies about this disease in order to find a cure in the future.