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? Statistics say it affects mostly women but it can affect anyone.
In this video shared by Drexel Medicine, listen to Dr. Soumya Chakravarty, a rheumatologist from Drexel Medicine, while he discusses symptoms and signs of lupus, how it is diagnosed and how it can be very difficult to diagnose, taking an average of seven years for a patient to reach a diagnosis due to its many varied and often invisible symptoms. Dr. Chakravarty also shares some useful information about treatment options available for lupus and how these can help patients.
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