Dr. Reshad Kurrimbukus

OVERVIEW

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes joint discomfort, rashes, and exhaustion. Although there is no cure, early therapy can help to alleviate symptoms.

How is lupus diagnosed?

Lupus, also known as systemic lupus erythematosus, is difficult to diagnose since it can look like other illnesses.

Inflammation of several regions of the body, including the lungs, heart, liver, joints, and kidneys, is one of the symptoms.

A blood test will almost always be ordered by your doctor. The presence of high levels of one type of antibody, along with usual symptoms, indicates the presence of lupus.

If your doctor suspects that your heart, kidneys, or other organs are harmed, you may be referred for X-rays and scans.

You’ll be encouraged to have frequent checks and testing once you’ve been diagnosed with lupus, such as blood tests to check for anaemia and urine tests to check for kidney abnormalities.

Treatment for lupus

The following medications are commonly used to treat lupus:

For fatigue, skin, and joint problems, anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and hydroxychloroquine are used.

For kidney inflammation and rashes, steroid pills, injections, and lotions are used.

Rituximab and belimumab are two drugs that are sometimes used to treat severe lupus. These lower the number of antibodies in the blood by working on the immune system.

Causes for Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects the immune system. This indicates that your immune system (natural defence system) assaults healthy components of your body.

It’s not contagious, so don’t worry.

The causes of lupus are still a mystery. The following are some possible causes:

sunlight 
puberty 
childbirth 
menopause

Lupus affects more women than men, and it is more common in black and Asian women.

My locations

I can offer consultations in several locations across Mauritius. Some of them are:

EDUCATION

DES Medecine Interne
Universite de Poitiers

DFMSA Gastro
Universite Bordeaux

Diplome DCEM
Universite Bordeaux

Diplome Docteur
Universite de Poitiers