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Lupus Informative Speech

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There is one disease that sparks interest in me, that disease is Lupus. The main reason that I am interested in Lupus is because my mom has Lupus. I’m going to tell you about the two major kinds of Lupus and the effects they have on people. The first type is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Lupus affects the kidneys. Can cause inflammation to the nervous system and brain also inflammation in the brain's blood vessels. Another form of Lupus is Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus, this lupus is limited to the skin. Rashes can occur and lesions (sores) a most common rash that occurs is discoid rash which is a scaly; red and raised but not itchy rash. Another well known rash is called the butterfly rash a rash that forms across the…show more content…
Joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, and blood. The nervous system and brain is also affected. (“How lupus affects the nervous system.” Lupus Resource Center, Lupus Foundation of America, 26 Sept. 2017, http://resources.lupus.org/entry/nervous-system.) Lupus develops in response to a combination of factors both inside and outside the body including hormones, genetics and environment. ("What Causes Lupus? - National Resource Center on Lupus." 26 Sep. 2017, https://resources.lupus.org/entry/what-causes-lupus.) The process to diagnose Lupus is laboratory test which consist of complete blood count, Erythrocyte sedimentation rate, kidney and liver assessment, urinalysis, and anthinuclear antibody test another way to diagnose Lupus is chest x-ray, and echocardiogram another thing to do is a biopsy of kidneys. Treatment of Lupus depends on your signs and symptoms. If you should be treated these are some of the medications commonly used. Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory drugs, Antimalarial drugs, Corticosteroids, Immunosuppressant, and Biologics. You should also see your doctor often. (“Lupus.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 25 Oct. 2017,
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