The most noticeable sign of lupus is a "butterfly" rash across the cheeks and bridge of the nose, and almost all have joint pain and swelling.
Other symptoms include:
Chest pain when taking a deep breathFatigue
Fever with no other cause
General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling (malaise)
Sensitivity to sunlight
Tests done to diagnose Lupus include:
Complete blood count
There is no cure for Lupus, the treatment is mainly to treat the symptoms. Drugs such as Nsaids and corticosteroids help with the pain and swelling, and corticosteroid cream is used for the rash.
The outcome for people with SLE has improved in recent years. The 10-year survival rate for lupus patients is greater than 85%.
To learn more about lupus visit this website. http://www.lupus.org/newsite/index.html