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Lupus facts and statistics
Key figures on the economic, social and emotional impacts of lupus.article
What is lupus?
An introduction to this chronic autoimmune disease.article
What causes lupus?
Lupus develops in response to a combination of factors both inside and outside the body.article
What happens in autoimmune diseases like lupus?
Learn what autoimmune means and why lupus is classified as an autoimmune disease.article
The leading causes of death in lupus
Kidney disease, heart disease, and serious infections are the main causes of early mortality.article
The history of lupus
What we know about lupus and how it works in the body has greatly expanded in the last century.article
Genes and lupus: The basics
Studies strongly suggest that genes are involved in the development of lupus.article
The meaning of "lupus erythematosus"
The name is a combination of ancient Latin and Greek terms for the characteristic facial rash.article
How lupus differs from arthritis
Although arthritis is a common symptom of lupus, arthritis and lupus are not the same.article
Prognosis and life expectancy
While in some cases lupus can be fatal, the prognosis is better today than ever before.article
Risk factors for developing lupus
Factors that may increase your risk of lupus include sex, age, race and family history.list
Does everyone with lupus go into remission?
There is no typical course for this disease, as lupus affects each person differently.Q & A