There are several uses for the term lupus (from Latin lupus, what does it mean "Wolf" ). It can be a disease what attack the skin and other tissues through tubers, which produce ulcers and other damage.
He systemic lupus erythematosus is qualified as a condition autoimmune and chronic , since the immune system itself is responsible for generating inflammations when autoantibodies bind to cells.
Although it can affect different regions of the body, the most frequent organs and parts of the body for lupus are the skin , the joints , the lungs , he liver , the blood vessels , he heart , he nervous system and the kidneys .
The disease usually manifests between fifteen and forty-five years with symptoms such as joint pain , weight loss, fever, excessive tiredness and a generalized feeling of discomfort. Although symptoms can be treated with immunosuppressants and corticosteroids , there is still no cure for this disease.
Hair loss or hypersensitivity to ultraviolet rays are other common symptoms that a person with this disease experiences. However, it is necessary to underline the fact that they also vary depending on the organs that are affected by it.
In this sense we can establish that when it affects the kidney it does exactly both of them at the same time. That brings about an inflammation in them that causes that the person in question can not eliminate in the most correct way the waste from the body, which will pass into the blood. Symptoms will include swelling of the legs and face.
In the event that lupus affects the heart or lungs, it is usual for the patient to suffer from pericarditis or pleuritis, which in turn will lead to the patient facing cardiorespiratory problems. The symptoms to identify this circumstance are fever and chest pain.
And finally if the brain is the organ that is harmed by this disease that we are addressing we have to know that the nervous system will be the main one damaged. Hyperactivity, headaches or depressions are some of the symptoms that serve to detect that in this particular case.
We can also underline that there are two types of lupus. On the one hand there is the discoid erythematosus which is that chronic class disease that is identified by a series of red spots on the skin. And on the other hand there is the systemic erythematosus which is the one in which the patient suffers from various inflammations in the joints, organs or tissues.
On the other hand, Lupus it is the name of a constellation found in the Southern hemisphere , located between the constellations of Scorpio and Centaur . This constellation of small dimensions does not have stars with great brightness, although it exhibits about thirty stars of second and third magnitude, with a certain amount of multiple and binary stars.
"Lupus" Finally, it is a graphic novel written by the Swiss Frederik Peeters ; a character from the books "The Roman mysteries" , created by Caroline lawrence ; a Chilean band of nü metal and gothic rock; and a Japanese rugby team (Toshiba Brave Lupus ).