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May Is Lupus Awareness Month


An inflammatory disease caused when the immune system attacks its own tissues.

Lupus (SLE) can affect the joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs.

Common

More than 200,000 US cases per year

Treatment can help, but this condition can't be cured

Requires a medical diagnosis

Lab tests or imaging always required

Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong


Get to know the facts about SLE (Lupus).

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