What are the Two Main Types of Lupus?

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by Wendy Henderson |

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Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease which mainly affects young women, although men and children can also get the disease. With lupus, the body’s immune system which is supposed to supposed to protect the body, turns on the patient and attacks a variety of organ systems.

Read about ten frequently asked questions about lupus here.

In this short film from Corbus Pharmaceuticals Holdings, Dr. Barbara White reveals the two main types of lupus. Briefly, systemic lupus can affect any part of the body, whereas discoid lupus only affects the skin.

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