Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack healthy tissue. This results in inflammation and damage to various parts of the body.
Each person with lupus may have different symptoms that can range from mild to severe and these symptoms may come and go over time. Lupus never affects two people the same way.
Anyone can get lupus, but it develops most commonly in women between the ages of 15-45. Men can get lupus too. Lupus is not infectious or cancerous.
Scientists are making progress in understanding this complex disease whose cause is unknown.
The treatment of lupus depends on the symptoms experienced and organs affected. Each treatment plan is designed for the individual patient and may change over time.
Anyone can get lupus, but it develops most commonly in woman between the ages of 15-45.