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The Stanford Lupus Clinic offers a comprehensive model of care by a multidisciplinary team of experts working in close partnership with community physicians and patients. Dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in the care of patients with Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), we provide patients rapid access to one of the leading Immunology & Rheumatology clinics in the country and address the need to increase clinical services for lupus patients in San Francisco Bay Area.
Also known as alopecia, any type of hair loss on the scalp or other regions of the body.
Inflammation of the joints
Most people with lupus have joint pain and inflammation, and it may be the first sign of the disease. Lupus arthritis often occurs on both sides of the body at the same time, particularly in the wrists, small joints of the hands, elbows, knees, and ankles.
Low white blood cell or low platelet count
Low white blood cell counts can occur in a range of autoimmune diseases, such as lupus, resulting in higher risk of developing an infection.
An autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks the body's cells and tissue, resulting in widespread, chronic inflammation and tissue damage.
A butterfly-shaped rash usually found on the bridge of the nose and the cheeks.
A sore or open lesion in the mouth (also known as canker sores). Mouth ulcers are very common, sometimes occurring in association with many diseases and by many different mechanisms.
Nerve or brain dysfunction
A range of conditions or disorders, which may affect the nerves in the body, or cause cognitive decline or dysfunction. Some conditions may be congenital or the result of disease, viral infection, or injury.
A disorder characterized by decreased blood flow to the fingers, and less frequently to the ears, toes, nipples, knees, or nose, usually in response to cold exposure or emotional upset.
Also known as photo-sensitivity, a condition characterized by itchy red rash on skin exposed to sunlight; additional symptoms such as joint inflammation and fatigue may signal underlying medical conditions such as lupus.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.
Stanford Health Care provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions, visit Referring Physicians.
HOW TO REFER
Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.