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What is Lupus?

Systemic lupus erythematosus (also called SLE or lupus) is an autoimmune condition. The normal role of your body’s immune system is to fight off infections and diseases to keep you healthy. In an autoimmune disease like lupus, your immune system starts attacking your own healthy tissues. For some people lupus may just affect the skin and/or joints. In other people the lungs, kidneys, blood vessels, brain or other parts of the body may also be affected. For more information about lupus including:-

  • What is lupus?
  • What are the symptoms?
  • What causes it?
  • How is it diagnosed?
  • What will happen to me?
  • Is there a cure for lupus?
  • What are the treatments for lupus?
  • What can I do?

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