Lupus Awareness Month

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:

You can use the URL to download a Lupus information packet. Lupus Foundation of America is a great site for everything Lupus.



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