Living with Lupus: What You Need To Know

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by Wendy Henderson |

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Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.5 million Americans.  The condition is mainly found in women between the ages of 15 and 40, although men and children can also have lupus.  Around 200,000 people are diagnosed in the U.S. each year.

Want to know more about lupus?  Read out seven facts about lupus here.

In this Lee Memorial Health System video, rheumatologist Dr. Ranju Wadhwa explains what lupus is and briefly discusses some of the symptoms of the disease, along with describing the two types of lupus — cutaneous and systemic.

A research team has found that in terms of pathogenesis, cutaneous and systemic lupus diseases have overlapping genetic factors but also distinctive ones. Read more here. 

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