What Are Remissions and Relapses in Autoimmune Diseases?

Anyone who suffers from an autoimmune disease like lupus will experience relapses and remissions. In this video from Lifey Health, a patient with an autoimmune disease talks about what that means.

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She explains that remissions occur when you’re feeling well and your body isn’t under attack from the autoimmune disease. Relapses are when the body suffers attacks or flares from the disease. These can manifest in many different ways depending on the patient and the severity of the disease. Both remissions and relapses can last anywhere from days to years.

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