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Biology project: Lupus

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Sasha Tyrrell

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Transcript of Biology project: Lupus

Lupus
What is Lupus
Lupus is an autoimmune disease. This means that the immune system starts to attack the good tissue of the body and it also starts to rapidly reproduces the the bad cells, and in result the body weakens immensly.
Sasha Tyrrell
There are four different types of Lupus-
Systemic
Discoid
Drug-induced
Neonatal
Causes of Lupus
Genes
Environment
Drug Reactions
SLE can harm any part of your body but mainly damages your heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels, liver, kidney, and nervous system. SLE is the most common and very deadly too.
Systemic Lupus
Discoid Lupus
DLE is a skin lupus which makes the area lupus look lighter than the rest of the area. It somewhat looks like a scab. DLE mainly affects areas of the face, ears, neck, and scalp.
Drug- Induced
Neonatal
DIL is very similar to SLE. DIL is caused by the use of drugs. Usually, symptoms can be noticed after the drug usage has stopped.
NLE is given to a newborn, when a mother with SLE gives birth. NLE causes heartblock and a rash which resembles DLE.
Symptoms fof Lupus
Genes
Environment
Drug Reactions
Joint pain
Inflammation
Chest pain
Fatigue
Fever
Skin rash
No hunger
A little story about Systemic Lupus...
MJ was an athletic 18 year old and was about to go to University when suddenly high fevers and extreme fatigue hit him. Soon Doctors found out that he had Systemic Lupus.
Legs and arms are not functioning
Breathing problems
Low blood pressure
Lost 35 lbs
Skin is easily bruised
Strong medication
At San Francisco hospital
References
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lupus_erythematosus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Systemic_lupus_erythematosus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discoid_lupus_erythematosus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drug-induced_lupus_erythematosus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neonatal_lupus_erythematosus
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