Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect any organ. Learn more about lupus and how it affects the body.
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Lupus facts and statistics
Key figures on the economic, social and emotional impacts of lupus.article
Yes, lupus does occur in men
Lupus can develop in anyone, male or female, of any age, including children, teenagers, and adults.article
Strategies for managing fatigue
The common causes of extreme fatigue associated with lupus and strategies for managing it.article
What happens in autoimmune diseases like lupus?
Basic definition and common features of autoimmune disorders.article
The leading causes of death in lupus
Kidney disease, heart disease, and serious infections are the main causes of early mortality.article
The history of lupus
What we know about lupus and how it works in the body has greatly expanded in the last century.article
Understanding the genetics of lupus
Genes influence who gets lupus and how severe it is. They're also the key to better treatments.article
Genes and lupus: The basics
Studies strongly suggest that genes are involved in the development of lupus.article
The meaning of "lupus erythematosus"
The name is a combination of ancient Latin and Greek terms for the characteristic facial rash.article
Hair loss and lupus
Hair loss is a common side effect of lupus and the medications used for treatment.article
How lupus differs from arthritis
Although arthritis is a common symptom of lupus, arthritis and lupus are not the same.article
Prognosis and life expectancy
While in some cases lupus can be fatal, the prognosis is better today than ever before.article
Handling the unpredictability of lupus
Lupus is a disease of flare and remission, meaning it may be active one day and quiet the next.article
Can something in the diet cause lupus?
The development of lupus is not related to anything in a person's diet.article
Lupus remission: The basics
Some people with lupus may become symptom-free in response to treatment.article
Does everyone with lupus go into remission?
There is no typical course for this disease, as lupus affects each person differently.Q & A