Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease, which occurs when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and cells, causing inflammation. Lupus can damage joints, organs, skin, and blood vessels. The most common type of lupus is called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).Symptoms of lupus vary from person to person, and can be mild or severe. More than 90% of those suffering from lupus are women.
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