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    Results Of 11,996 articles, 15 articles were reviewed for this systematic review that were relevant to clinical research topic. The results from the articles were used to address the question which treatment immunosuppressives or corticosteroids is better in treating adolescents with systemic lupus erythematosus. Immunosuppressives reviewed in this paper are Hydroxychloroquine, Methotrexate, Cyclophosphamide, Rituximab, Azathioprine, Mycophenolate Mofetil, Anti-cytokines (including anti-TNF therapies such as Etanercept, Infliximab and Adalimumab). For corticosteroids there are Glucocorticoid, Prednisone and Methylprednisolone. Hydroxychloroquine Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) is an antimalarial medication that is used to treat childhood-onset…

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    Lupus Research Paper

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    This form is most commonly seen when a mother with Lupus gives birth and the baby contracts Lupus from her. This form of Lupus can cause skin rashes, anemia, liver problems, and some babies are even born with serious heart defects (Lupus Foundation of Minnesota). In most cases of neonatal Lupus, symptoms go away after a few months and do not cause permanent damage to the child (Lupus Foundation of Minnesota). The fourth and final form of Lupus is drug induced lupus or DIL. A person can contract…

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    Lupus Research Paper

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    It is very important that you take an active role in your treatment. One key to living with lupus is to know about the disease and the impact it can have on someone life. Being able to spot different signs can help you prevent the flare of making symptoms more severs. Anti-Inflammatory help relieve many of the symptoms of lupus by reducing inflammation and pain. This one of the common drug use to treat lupus, for many people Anti-Inflammatory is the only drug they need to control their lupus.…

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    months to properly diagnose her with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. The antibiotics had worsen her case and she died from lupus five days later after her diagnosis. Diagnosis of lupus is very hard because the symptoms of the disease are not very specific. Although it is hard to diagnose the disease, tests that help in the detection of lupus are fortunately available. These tests include echocardiograms, antinuclear antibody test, urinalysis, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and complete blood…

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    (anti-VCA). As seen in other autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, infection with EBV has the potential to initiate or intensify the pathogenesis of SLE.4 As the immunoglobulins of latently infected memory B cells cross-link, the lytic cycle of viral replication can be initiated. Increased levels of EBV anti-VCA IgA in SLE patients suggest an association between SLE and viral reactivation or reinfection.4 It is likely that prior infection with EBV is important in the development of…

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    A combination of positive test results are needed to confirm systemic lupus erythematosus. The America College of Rheumatology created a list of “Eleven Criteria of Lupus” for reference in diagnosing SLE. A confirmed diagnosis requires evidence of at least four of the eleven listed signs, symptoms and/or test results. Unfortunately there is no absolute known cause of SLE. There are some studies that suggest genetics may play a role, however no pattern of transmission has been found. There are…

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    Protecting the body from disease and infection is the immune system, one of the body’s most important and necessary function. However in some cases, the immune system attacks healthy cells in the body by mistake; which can causes various of problems and diseases in the body. Conditions and diseases of this abnormal response of the immune system are often referred as an autoimmune disease. One of the most common autoimmune diseases is psoriasis, a chronic skin diseases categorized with raised,…

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    Overview Systematic lupus erythematosus, usually shortened to SLE or simply “lupus,” is a chronic inflammatory condition of the immune system. The blood produces unusual antibodies, and this causes the body to attack healthy tissues. It affects women more often than men, and it generally does not appear until the individual reaches adulthood. Exact causes are unknown. However, it seems that certain factors like UV light exposure, heredity, medications, and viruses may play a role. It also…

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    • The mechanism of action of cyclophosphamide is an alkylating agent that causes cross-linkage of DNA strands, thereby blocking synthesis of DNA, RNA, and protein. Has pronounced antineoplastic effects and immunosuppressive activity. EFFECTS?? • The Pharmacodynamics of the cyclophosphamide includes the absorption from the GI tack. The drug is widely distributed going to the brain, and breast milk. Should be careful while taking cyclophosphamide because it does cross the placenta. The drug…

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    potentially ruin lives. The extent of information which was presented even dulled our PSA in comparison to ads which used entertainment as a drawing in factor. The anti lsd psa conveyed a good story about the girl and the boy whose lives are being destroyed by the drug. The main difference is that the anti lsd psa didn’t focus much on factual information to present to its viewers and help them make an educated choice about the drug. The PSA leaves out factual information and uses scare tactics…

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