Systemic lupus erythematosus (or lupus) is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of joints, tendons, skin, and other connective tissues and organs. It causes the immune system to produce antibodies that attack the body's healthy cells and tissues.
Find answers in our in-depth report on lupus:
Living With Lupus
A lupus diagnosis can leave you reeling. Initially it may be a relief to have a name for the fatigue and pain you’ve had, but what now?
The alarm clock sounded and once again, Ann was not ready for it. Day after day, she awoke feeling tired. For months she felt fatigued, and today was no different. She could barely make it out of bed. How, at age 32, could she be so run down? Read more here about Ann's story and her diagnosis with lupus.
Lupus is a risk factor for infertility. Read more here.
Lupus is a risk factor for pemphigus. Read more here.
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