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Lupus: causes, symptoms and management

Lupus: causes, symptoms and management

SLE is a remitting and relapsing illness that presents with non-specific symptoms, such as a rash

From this pharmacy CPD module on lupus you will learn about:

  • Who is affected and how common the condition is
  • The different forms and their causes and symptoms
  • How it is diagnosed and treated
  • Advice and information that pharmacists can offer patients

Download a printable PDF of this module – including the five-minute test – here

Lupus is the term commonly used to describe the most severe form of lupus erythematosus – systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).(1)

Lupus erythematosus can be classified into two types: systemic and cutaneous. SLE can cause damage to internal organs, whereas the cutaneous form does not cause general ill health and is confined to the skin.(2) In some people both types can be present, with cutaneous lupus erythematosus appearing as a manifestation of SLE;

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