What Lupus Does to Your Immune System

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by Wendy Henderson |

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This 2014 educational animated video from Chop Shop Studios explains that lupus is a complex and unpredictable disease which can strike a person at any time. Women are nine times more likely to have lupus than men and the disease usually manifests during childbearing years.

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The film explains what happens in the immune system of both lupus patients and non-lupus patients, describing how lupus causes the body to attack itself causing damage to skin, joints, and internal organs. The video also talks about how difficult it is for lupus patients to get a positive diagnosis of the disease, meaning they often have to suffer for years before they can start on the correct treatment plan.

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