lupus

Overview of Lupus

lupus

Lupus is a disease where a person’s own immune systems attacks its own bodily tissues, thinking that it is attacking a foreign disease. This is called an autoimmune disease. Some patients that have lupus only have a minor form of the disease, while others have significant disability which lasts for a lifetime.

People with Asian, African, and Native American decent suffer from lupus three times more than Caucasian people do. Ninety percent of lupus sufferers are female. Lupus usually manifests between the ages of 15 and 45, yet it can also occur on older people.

There are two forms of lupus: Read more »

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