What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Lupus

Lupus is an autoimmune

Eleven specific criteria are used to

Massage is systemically contrain-

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disease in which antibodies

identify lupus They include,

dicated for acute flares of lupus.

 

attack various types of con-

among other things, arthritis in

it may be indicated in the sub-

 

nective tissue throughout

two or more joints, pleurisy, peri-

acute stage, depending on the

 

the body Three varieties

carditis, and kidney and nervous

health of the tissues.

 

have been identified, of

System dysfunction.

 

 

which svstemic lupus ery-

 

 

 

thematosis is the most

 

 

 

serious.

 

 

 

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