Published on 11 May 2022

World Lupus Day 2022

Published on 11 May 2022

Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks its own tissues. It causes widespread inflammation and tissue damage in the affected organs. The organs that could be affected by this disease such as blood vessels, kidney, brain, and joints. People with Lupus may experience a variety of symptoms, including fatigue, fever, joint swelling, and skin rash.

There are several types of Lupus. The first one called Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). SLE is the most common type of lupus. The next one is Cutaneous Lupus (Skin Lupus) which is affects the skin in the form of a rash or lesions. The third type is Drug-inducted Lupus. This one's occurs as the result of an overreactions to certain medications. The last one is called Neonatal Lupus. It happen when an infant acquires auto-antibodies from a mother with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).

Lupus is more common among women. According to a research, there are about 9 out of 10 women (15-44 years old) were diagnosed with lupus.

 

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Reference: cdc.gov