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Lupus Quiz

By Sinovic, Dianna
Content provided by: Better Medicine from Healthgrades

Take the Lupus Quiz

Lupus, or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is an autoimmune disorder that can range from mild to severe. It's unclear how many people that lupus affects. The Lupus Foundation of America estimates that as many as 1.5 million Americans have it. Most of them are women. Find out more about this autoimmune disease by taking the following quiz, based on information from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS).

1. Which part of the body is affected by lupus?
2. What happens to the immune system of a person who has lupus?
3. Besides SLE, which of these is another form of lupus?
4. Which group is more likely to have lupus?
5. Although the exact cause of lupus isn't yet known, which has been implicated?
6. Which of these is a common symptom of lupus?
7. Which is a complication of lupus?
8. How is lupus diagnosed?
9. How is lupus treated?
10. Which is a good strategy for dealing with lupus?
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Reference: Bones, Joints and Muscles section on Better Medicine



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