Question: What kinds of lupus are there?
There are four main lupus types:
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, (known as SLE) the most common and well-known form, which can affect almost any organ or organ system of the body, from the skin to internal organs like the lungs and kidneys.
- Drug-induced lupus, a condition mimicking the symptoms of lupus, but brought on by certain types of drugs.
- Discoid lupus, a cutaneous (affecting the skin) disease that distinguishes itself from SLE through the severity of rashes, and,
- Neonatal lupus, rare form of temporary lupus affecting a fetus or newborn.