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What is lupus?

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Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which means that your immune system mistakenly attacks your own body. It can affect many organs.

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Osteoarthritis," "Rheumatoid Arthritis," "Ankylosing Spondylitis," "Systemic Lupus Erythematotus,"  "Lupus: What are the Effects?" "Ankylosing Spondylitis: How is it Diagnosed?"

American College of Rheumatology: "Osteoarthritis," "Rheumatoid Arthritis," "Systemic Lupus Erythematotus,"  "Sjogren's Syndrome," "Living Well with a Rheumatic Disease."

McIlwain, H. and Bruce, D. , Holt, 2003. Pain Free Arthritis

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 30, 2019

SOURCES:

Arthritis Foundation: "Osteoarthritis," "Rheumatoid Arthritis," "Ankylosing Spondylitis," "Systemic Lupus Erythematotus,"  "Lupus: What are the Effects?" "Ankylosing Spondylitis: How is it Diagnosed?"

American College of Rheumatology: "Osteoarthritis," "Rheumatoid Arthritis," "Systemic Lupus Erythematotus,"  "Sjogren's Syndrome," "Living Well with a Rheumatic Disease."

McIlwain, H. and Bruce, D. , Holt, 2003. Pain Free Arthritis

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 30, 2019

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