Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects more than 5 million people worldwide. You may have heard of it and you probably know someone who has lupus, but what is lupus?
With an autoimmune disease such as lupus, your white blood cells mistakenly make anti-bodies to mark some of your own body cells and circulation chemicals for destruction. The immune disorder causes the white blood cells in your body to attack healthy cells as if they were foreign antigens.
In this video, shared by Manipal Hospitals, you can learn more about what an autoimmune disease is, what lupus is and how this terrible condition affects the patient’s body, attacking it from the inside out. Watch this great animation to better understand what lupus is, how it develops and what effects it has on patients.
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