I meant to include these in Friday's post - but I'll post them today, simply because I think it makes the new definition of a lupus "flare" look all the more appealing.
Here are just a few old examples of what I got when I googled "lupus flare":
*When symptoms appear, it’s called a “flare.” These signs may come and go.
*Lupus patients often suffer unpredictable bouts of the disease – a flare – followed by periods of remission
* A lupus symptom that is active for a while is called a lupus flare;
Kinda vague, don't you think? The mention of the links above are in no way meant to be a knock against the sites from which they were taken. I just think it demonstrates how much more comprehensive the new definition is, quoted in Friday's post.
Onward and upward, lupites of the world. I think we're going to like being well-defined!