Lupus

Chat

Quiz: Do You Understand Lupus?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

Questions
True
False
1

Some types of lupus only affect the skin.

Explanation:
Some types of lupus only affect the skin, while systemic lupus affects the skin, joints and some organs. Lupus can manifest in many ways and is sometimes referred to as the "disease of 1000 faces", because it can present very differently in each person.
2

Lupus is much more common in women than men.

Explanation:
It's unusual for an individual over the age of 40 to develop systemic lupus, although it never can be ruled out 100 percent. It's also an unusual condition in males - for every 10 to 15 females with lupus, there may be one male.
3

Chest pain is not a symptom of lupus.

Explanation:
Common symptoms of lupus are fatigue, joint pain with or without swelling, skin rashes, hair loss, swollen lymph nodes, chest pain and sores in the mouth.
4

Individuals usually experience a variety of different symptoms from one flare-up to the next.

Explanation:
Although lupus is quite variable from one person to the next, it tends to have quite a consistent pattern in individuals. Flare-ups tend to be very consistent and present in a similar way each time.
5

Biologic medications are often prescribed to treat lupus.

Explanation:
The most common medications for lupus include NSAIDs, prednisone, immune modulators, azathioprine or methotrexate and biologic medications.