Lupus is a chronic immune disorder that can affect several areas of the body and can be painful. There are four types of Lupus and I’ve included a breakdown of the types and a description.
What is Lupus?
Lupus is a chronic (long-term) disease that can cause inflammation and pain in any part of your body. It’s an autoimmune disease, which means that your immune system — the body system that usually fights infections — attacks healthy tissue instead.
Lupus most commonly affects your:
Because lupus affects many parts of the body, it can cause a lot of different symptoms.
Learn more about lupus signs and symptoms
Types of Lupus
What are the types of lupus?
When people talk about lupus, they’re usually talking about systemic lupus. But there are four kinds of lupus:
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), the most common form of lupus
- Cutaneous lupus, a form of lupus that is limited to the skin
- Drug-induced lupus, a lupus-like disease caused by certain prescription drugs
- Neonatal lupus, a rare condition that affects infants of women who have lupus
You can use the URL https://www.lupus.org/resources/lupus-information-packet to download a Lupus information packet. Lupus Foundation of America is a great site for everything Lupus.