What is Lupus

October 31, 2016

 

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that is caused by the immune system attacking healthy cells and tissues. The immune system produces excessive amounts of antibodies compared to a normal person, and these antibodies can attach themselves to various bodily structures, causing inflammation and pain as a result.

 

This disease is quite rare and affects women more than men. Women of childbearing age are also more commonly affected.

Statistically, Lupus affects over 20, 000 Australians, and 90% of those affected are women aged 15–45.

 

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