Welcome to the forum. Your brother is very lucky to have a sister like you that is willing to find out all about Lupus. I am a very long time survivor of this illness as I have had it they believe from the time that I was 5 years old. I will be 50 in December. Years ago they use to think of it as a death sentence, but not anymore. They have a lot of good medications out there now. Your brother will probably have to alter his lifestyle some, for example limiting exposure to the sun and avoiding stress as much as possible. He will have to listen to his doctors and take the medications. He should do ok. Keep posting and also if you like, like Saysusie said that your brother can post too. We all care and understand.
Lupus for many years. Like most of my life. Sjogrens that started at 35 and Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Osteo-Arthritis of the spine, Ankylosing Spondilitis, Periferal Neuropathy, mild CP and now just recently diagnosed with PA. I had a disc replaced in December of 2007.
Plaquenil, Sulindac, Imuran, Celiac diet, Tramadol and B12 shot once a month.