What is Lupus? Dr. Howard Smith Explains

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Lupus is an autoimmune disease that attacks the body from the inside. Basically, the body start to attack you, instead of defending you. Being a systemic inflammatory disorder, lupus commonly presents a multitude of symptoms.

Interested in knowing what the symptoms of lupus are? Read more about it here.

But what is lupus exactly? What is this autoimmune disease? Why does it attack the body like this? What are the symptoms of lupus? In this video shared by Cleveland Clinic in 2013, Dr. Howard Smith, MD, of Cleveland Clinic, discusses all these facts and explains about the disease which attacks the immune system of the patient.

Wondering how and why lupus attacks the immune system? Learn more.

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