Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

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Systemic lupus erythematosus, often just called lupus, is a chronic disease that can affect almost any part of the body. People with mild lupus may only have skin rashes and/or joint pain. In more severe lupus, important organs like the kidneys, heart, blood vessels, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, and brain can be involved.

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National Jewish Health authors free downloadable patient education materials to provide you and your family the information and tools to help manage your disease. They include Understanding Booklets, Med Facts, Test Facts, Medication handouts and more.