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Most monozygotic (identical) twins are discordant for clinical SLE, strongly suggesting that additional factors, probably environmental, trigger the widespread development of autoimmunity in susceptible individuals

A maioria dos gêmeos monozigóticos (idênticos) são gêmeos discordantes para LES clínica, sugerindo que outros fatores, provavelmente, ambiental, estimular o desenvolvimento generalizado de auto-imunidade em indivíduos suscetíveis

There is no cure for lupus. Treatment is symptomatic. With a combination of medication, rest, exercise, proper nutrition, and stress management, most individuals with lupus can often achieve remission or reduce their symptom levels. Medications used in the treatment of lupus may include aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, antimalarials, corticosteroids, and immunosuppressive drugs.

Most individuals with lupus do not develop serious health problems and have a normal lifespan with periodic doctor visits and treatments with various drugs.

What research is being done?
Investigators researching lupus seek to increase scientific understanding of the disorder and to find ways to treat, prevent, and ultimately, cure it. Several components of the National Institutes of Health support research on lupus.

 Lupus is not contagious, infectious, or malignant.
 firstdegree relatives of people with lupus- tem mais chance de desenvolver a doença
However, most cases of SLE occur sporadically, indicating that both genetic and environmental factors play a role in the development of the disease
The clinical and serologic signs usually subside gradually after the offending drug is discontinued.-Esta falando dos efeitos das drogas causadoras do lupus.
As with lupus triggered by other drugs, the symptoms resolve when the agent is stopped.


A conservative regimen of physical and emotional rest, protection from direct sunlight, a healthful diet, prompt treatment of infections, and avoidance of aggravating factors are the mainstays of lupus therapy

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