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Evey
Mar 18th, 2002, 05:16 PM
Former Eternal star Kelle Bryan has revealed she's suffering from an incurable, deadly health condition.

The singer found out that she had lupus two years ago, and was told by medical experts she would never sing again.

Kelle is now carving out a career in TV presenting and acting. A small role in Eastenders is in the pipeline.

Kisha
Mar 18th, 2002, 05:20 PM
Poor Kelle. I love her to bits, she is so great.:)

but im glad shes doing other stuff. She used to present on Nick and was great:)

Kelle was ment to be in Eastenders awhile back but the characters part got delayed or cut.

best of luck to my girl!:)

Evey
Mar 18th, 2002, 05:25 PM
:wavey: Kisha!

i know poor Kelle!

Kisha
Mar 18th, 2002, 05:27 PM
:wavey: Evey!

thanks for the info!

Here is some for you:

Kelle lives in London!

Evey
Mar 18th, 2002, 05:33 PM
Originally posted by Kisha
:wavey: Evey!

thanks for the info!


:wavey: Kisha!

no problem :D

thefreedesigner
Mar 18th, 2002, 05:47 PM
ooh, that sounds nasty!

Is she in remission, or at least... OK?

veryborednow
Mar 18th, 2002, 06:08 PM
lupus?! what's that?

shirley
Mar 18th, 2002, 06:13 PM
Aaw poor Kelle :sad:

Eternal used to be one of my fave groups.

Hope she gets better soon

http://us.greet1.yimg.com/img.greetings.yahoo.com/g/img/stanley/sickdog.gif

shirley
Mar 18th, 2002, 06:17 PM
Originally posted by veryborednow
lupus?! what's that?

:wavey: at veryborednow

Lupus is: -

Lupus erythematosus affects women more often than men.

Erythematosus just means ‘red’ and this applies to the skin rash. There are two forms: lupus confined to the skin (discoid lupus erythematosus or DLE) and the more serious systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) that affects the body generally. Only about 1 person in 20 with DLE will go on to develop SLE. Lupus erythematosus is essentially an inflammatory disease of the body’s connective tissue.


Symptoms

In discoid lupus (DLE) there are red, raised, scaly, wasted bumps in the skin, usually on the face and scalp. Other sites exposed to the sun may be affected. Some people with DLE suffer from Raynaud’s phenomenon, which can cause problem with blood circulation to the fingers and toes, particularly in cold weather. If the scalp is involved there may be scarring with patches of baldness. In addition, there may be unusual chilblain-like patches.

The more serious form, SLE, also affects the joints and tendons, causing arthritis and sometimes joint deformities. About two-thirds of patients have a conspicuous, red ‘butterfly’ rash across the bridge of the nose, and about half suffer some degree of hair loss. There may be redness of the palms of the hands and small areas of bleeding under the nails. Unfortunately there can also be problems with some internal organs such as the kidney and the nervous system.

Causes

Lupus erythematosus is caused by a disturbance of the immune system so that some parts of the body cease to be recognised as ‘self’ and are attacked by the immune system.

Rarely, taking certain drugs may bring on lupus erythematosus


Diagnosis

The condition is diagnosed by the clinical signs and by various blood tests

Prevention

People with DLE must protect their skin from the sun.


Treatment

DLE is treated with sunlight protection and strong steroid creams applied to the affected areas of skin. Two drugs used to prevent malaria, hydroxychloroquine and mepacrine, can be very helpful when taken by mouth . In severe cases, drugs that affect immune system function (immunosuppressive drugs) may be needed.

The joint problems caused by SLE are usually treated by specialists in rheumatology. Severe and life-threatening manifestations of SLE call for large doses of steroids. These are highly effective and often life-saving. Thereafter, patients may have to take low doses of the drug to keep the disease in control. In general, the outlook in this disease has greatly improved.

MLF
Mar 18th, 2002, 10:01 PM
Look after yourself Kelle!
Such a nice person. She could have been the UK's Janet with the right promo and material when she left Eternal.

Kisha
Mar 18th, 2002, 10:12 PM
She could have been the UK's Janet with the right promo and material when she left Eternal.

deffinatley! that is so true!:wavey:

louisa2k2
Mar 19th, 2002, 09:51 AM
hey, i used to love eternal - they were the 1st group i liked. Ive got all their cd's until kelle left. Its a shame what has happened.
Thanks for the info i was wondering what had happened.

louisa