What Are the Different Types of Lupus?
There are four main types of lupus, the most common and serious of which is systemic lupus erythematosus. This type affects a number of organs and tissues or the whole body.
Drug-induced lupus erythematosus is similar to systemic lupus but is caused by the chronic use of certain drugs. Neonatal lupus is systemic lupus that affects infants. Discoid lupus erythematosus affects only the skin, most commonly the scalp, cheeks, and ears.