Lupus: A Chronic, Autoimmune Disease

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Lupus Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body. Chronic means the signs and symptoms go wrong with your immune system, which is part of the body that fights off virus, bacteria, and germs. Lupus is also a disease of flares, (the symptoms worsen and you fill ill) and remissions (the symptoms improve and you feel better). The immune system goes into overdrive and can’t tell difference between some of the body’s normal, healthy cells and germs that can cause infection. So the immune system responds by making antibodies that attack the body’s normal cells. If you have lupus something is wrong with your immune system and it attacks healthy cells and tissues. Lupus has tripled since 1970. Lupus can range from mid-to life threatening and should always be treated by a doctor. With good medical care, most people with lupus can lead a full life. Lupus is not contagious, not even through sexual contact. You can’t…show more content…
Systemic Lupus Erythematousus (SLE) it’s the most serious form of lupus. 15% of people who have it first start feeling sick when they are teens. Systemic Erythematousus can affect the skin, joints, and tendons. It may also affect organs like the brain, heart, lungs, and kidneys. Coetaneous (skin) Lupus is a skin disease that causes a rash on the face, neck, scalp, and ears. There are 2 types of Coetaneous Lupus, discoid lupus which can cause scarring. Sub acute Coetaneous Lupus which doesn’t cause scars. Discoid Lupus is a much more rare form of lupus than SLE, although about 10% of people with discoid lupus will develop amild form of SLE. It doesn’t affect other body organs the way the SLE can. Drug-Induced Lupus can cause by a reaction to certain kinds of medicine. Drug-Induced lupus is similar to SLE in the ways it affects the body, but once a person stops taking the medicine, the symptoms usually go

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