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  • Lupus Factsheet (for Schools) for Parents

    What teachers should know about this disease and how to help students with lupus succeed in school.

  • Lupus for Teens

    Lupus is a disease that affects the immune system. Learn how lupus is treated, signs and symptoms, how to support a friend who has it, and more.

  • Lupus for Parents

    Lupus is known as an autoimmune disease in which a person's immune system mistakenly works against the body's own tissues.

  • Blood Test: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) for Parents

    An erythrocyte sedimentation rate test (ESR) detects inflammation that may be caused by infection and some autoimmune diseases.

  • Word! Rheumatologist for Kids

    This is a special kind of doctor who deals with rheumatological problems - that's the big name for conditions that involve swelling and pain in muscles and joints.

  • Word! Arthritis for Kids

    This is what happens when joints - the places where bones meet - get painful, swollen, and stiff.

  • Arthritis & Rheumatologic Conditions - Nemours KidsHealth for Parents

    Learn about conditions that can affect the body's soft tissues and joints.

  • Blood Test: Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate (ESR) for Teens

    This test measures the speed at which red blood cells fall to the bottom of an upright glass test tube. Find out why doctors do it and what's involved for teens.

  • Raynaud's Syndrome for Parents

    Raynaud's syndrome makes a person's fingers or toes temporarily feel cold, numb, tingly, or painful.

  • Thrombocytopenia for Teens

    Thrombocytopenia is when someone has too few platelets in their bloodstream. Many things can cause it and most can be treated.