How Lupus Affects Children and Teenagers
In this informative video from Lupus NY, Kimberley Fitzpatrick talks about lupus in children and teenagers.
Kimberley explains out of the 1.5 million Americans with lupus, between five and ten thousand of them were diagnosed as children under the age of 18. Interestingly, childhood lupus is more likely to be diagnosed in boys than girls, a contrast to adulthood where women make up 90 percent of cases.
In addition, Kimberley answers some frequently asked questions about childhood lupus, including tests children may have to undergo, the symptoms children may experience, and how to protect young lupus patients to help them stay healthy.
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