There are four types of lupus: discoid, systemic, drug-induced and neonatal lupus.
Discoid Lupus Erythematosus ( DLE): mainly affects the skin. Red raised rashes may appear on the face, scalp, or elsewhere. The rashes may last for days or years. Discoid lupus does not generally involve the body's internal organs. In approximately 10 percent of patients, discoid lupus can evolve into the systemic form of the disease, which can affect almost any organ or system of the body.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus ( SLE): is usually more severe than discoid lupus, and can affect almost any organ or organ system of the body. The common signs of the lupus are joint pain, fever, skin rashes, fatigue, anemia, chest pain, kidney involvement, sun sensitivity, etc. Generally, no two people with systemic lupus will have identical symptoms.
Drug intruded Lupus: occurs after taking certain prescribed drugs. The symptoms of drug-induced lupus are similar to those of systemic lupus. It usually goes away when the drugs are no longer taken.
Neonatal Lupus: is a very rare condition that affects new born babies of women who have lupus or other immune system disorders.