Lupus Treatment

Hattiesburg Clinic offers personalized treatment and care for individuals with lupus and other autoimmune conditions.

Lupus Treatment Overview

Lupus, also known as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is a chronic autoimmune disease that attacks the healthy tissue in your body and causes inflammation. Symptoms of inflammation can include swelling and pain, most often in the skin and joints, as well as internal organs like your heart and kidneys.

Our arthritis and rheumatology team includes some of the most experienced doctors providing comprehensive lupus care in Mississippi. Every patient we treat benefits from the continuity of care offered throughout Hattiesburg Clinic, the largest multi-specialty clinic in the state. Our rheumatologists work side-by-side with specialists throughout our network of providers to deliver seamless care and have the expertise to handle your illness or condition no matter what complications arise.

Signs and Symptoms of Lupus

Lupus can affect many different parts of the body so patients might experience a wide range of symptoms. It is also possible some people with lupus do not have all the same symptoms.

Some of the most common lupus symptoms are:

  • Pain, swelling or morning stiffness in the joints
  • Swelling in the hands and/or feet
  • Rashes that can appear anywhere on the skin
  • Low fevers
  • Extreme fatigue or feeling tired
  • Sores, usually painless, in the mouth or nose
  • Sensitivity to the sun

Because lupus shares many symptoms with other conditions, it is important to talk to your doctor to find out whether you have lupus or a different health problem to ensure you get the treatment you need.

Who is at risk for developing lupus?

While anyone can develop lupus, it is commonly seen in women ages 15 to 45 and can develop in childhood or later in life. Though men can also have the disease, lupus occurs in women about nine times more often than men.

Lupus, as with any autoimmune disease, can also run in the family. If you are experiencing similar symptoms and have a family member with lupus or another autoimmune disease, schedule an appointment with our team of rheumatologists to determine the root cause of your pain or discomfort.

Lupus Diagnosis and Management

Our team of physicians at Hattiesburg Clinic provide expert evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for lupus. There is no cure for lupus at this time, however, there are many treatment options available that your doctor can offer.

Your doctor may also recommend a combination of lupus treatments, including:

  • Medications, such anti-inflammatory drugs
  • Ointment for rashes on the skin
  • Immunosuppressant IV injections
  • Corticosteroid injections

Each lupus treatment option is different and will be tailored to the patient’s unique situation. No matter what treatment path you and your care team decide on together, it is important to meet with your rheumatologist regularly to monitor your symptoms and any side effects you may experience from treatment.

Why Choose Hattiesburg Clinic?

Our clinic is staffed with board certified rheumatologists who care for lupus patients throughout Mississippi. We pride ourselves on a history of timely access and appointments, and seamless communication with other care providers. Our mission is to care for and improve the lives of patients living with lupus and other complex autoimmune illnesses.

When you need lupus care, trust our skilled rheumatologists. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, contact our office at (601) 288-7500 today.

Arthritis & Rheumatology
Hattiesburg, MS
The Arthritis Center - West
104 Millsaps Dr.
Hattiesburg, MS 39402
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8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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