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Lupus

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What is Lupus?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that triggers inflammation in different tissues of the body. Autoimmune diseases occur when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues.

Who’s at Risk?

Lupus is more common in women of childbearing age between the ages of 15-44. However, men, children and teenagers can develop lupus as well.

Non-Hispanic Whites are less likely to develop lupus compared to all other racial/ethnic groups.