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What is Lupus?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jun, Fri 12, 2015

The most basic definition of Lupus is that it is an autoimmune disease that causes pain and inflammation in the body. However, Lupus is anything but basic, and a single definition does not do justice to the challenges faced by the estimated 1.5 million Americans who live with this diagnosis or those who love and support them. Lupus is complex and hard to define in some ways. It’s often consuming and extremely challenging.

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What is Lupus?

Posted by Tara Cohen on Sep, Wed 18, 2013

It seems that, with increasing frequency, we're hearing more about autoimmune disorders and diseases in America. One of those autoimmune diseases is called Lupus, and although it's most common in women of childbearing age, it also effects men and children. Not at all rare with an estimated 5 million people worldwide living with Lupus at any given time, approximately 16,000 new cases of Lupus are diagnosed in the US every year. 

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