In this video from Corbus Pharmaceutical Holdings Ltd, Dr. Meggan Mackay from the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, Hempstead, New York, tells us a little bit about autoimmune diseases and lupus.
Dr. Mackay explains that lupus is different than many other autoimmune diseases in that it can affect any part of the body instead of focusing on one part. She goes on to say that lupus is a condition that affects women much more than men, with women nine to 10 times more likely to contract the disease. The disease also tends to affect younger women in childbearing years.
Lupus News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.