A Guide Rheumatologist, Dr. Hakeem Olaosebikan, has referred to as for improved consciousness to scale back the burden of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus illness.
Olaosebikan, who works on the Lagos State College Instructing Hospital, Ikeja, made the decision in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria on Tuesday in Lagos.
He made the decision in commemoration of the World Lupus Day celebrated yearly on Might 10, with this yr’s theme as “Lupus: A Problem to Resilience.”
Systemic lupus erythematosus or lupus illness is an autoimmune illness that happens when the physique system assaults its tissues and organs.
Based on Olaosebikan, lupus can have an effect on folks of all nationalities, races, ethnicities, genders and ages.
He stated that ladies of childbearing age had been additionally affected extra usually than males.
The rheumatologist stated that diagnosing lupus was usually tough as its signs mimic these of different widespread illnesses.
He famous that the signs fluctuate amongst people and will vary from gentle to extreme.
Olaosebikan stated that widespread signs included joint ache and swelling, fever, chest ache, hair loss, mouth ulcers, and rashes, amongst others.
Based on him, though the reason for the illness remains to be unclear, it may be resulting from modifications in hormones, genetics, environmental points, smoking, and vitamin D deficiency.
He stated that presently there was no treatment for the illness, including that it was handled with Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, corticosteroids, immunosuppressants and hydroxychloroquine, amongst others.
Olaosebikan stated that understanding lupus would help management its affect and be certain that folks with lupus are recognized and handled successfully.
He referred to as for improved affected person healthcare providers and elevated analysis into the causes and cures for lupus to reinforce the remedy of the illness.