Systemic Lupus Erythematous
What is Lupus?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease, in which your immune system, which usually fights off invading infections, attacks your own body instead. This leads to widespread tissue damage and inflammation that can affect many organs, including:

  • Joints
  • Skin
  • Brain
  • Lungs
  • Kidneys (lupus nephritis)
  • Blood vessels

Lupus is a chronic condition that can be cured or its progression can be halted with appropriate medications and management by a well trained rheumatologist.  

Symptoms of lupus include but not limited to the following:

  • Joint pain, stiffness, and swelling
  • Butterfly-shaped rash across your cheeks
  • Skin lesions that appear or worsen in the sun
  • Headache, confusion, and memory loss
  • Fever with no known cause
Kidney damage is one of the most common complications of untreated lupus. As many as 50% of adults with lupus develop a kidney disease called lupus nephritis.

How is Lupus Treated?
Dr. Gul has an extensive training in treating patients with lupus and she was part of multiple lupus clinical trails at National Institutes of Health(NIH) making her an expert in treating lupus. Dr. Gul develops an individualized treatment plan tailored to patients specific lupus symptoms. She offers innovative lupus treatments using biologic drugs and infusion therapies. 
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