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Lupus Is a Leading Cause of Death Among Young Women

NSAIDs, corticosteroids, and immunosuppressants all treat lupus

The mild manifestations of the disease can usually be kept under control with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), especially if the person is experiencing joint pains. Corticosteroids, on the other hand, can be used to treat skin rashes, as well as to supplement anti-inflammatory drugs in the management of arthritic pain.

Meanwhile, the most serious manifestations of the disease must be treated with a high dose of corticosteroids for pain and rash management, as well as immunosuppressants to slow down the activity of the immune system and prevent the disease from progressing.