According to the Lupus Foundation of America, lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes the immune system to attack and destroy otherwise healthy tissues. The result is a combination of inflammation, pain and dam... More »

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Lupus is a chronic disease of the immune system that is not contagious. It can be triggered by various environmental factors, and there seems to be a genetic predisposition to the disease, but as the Lupus Foundation of ... More »

A doctor performs a physical examination, a review of the patient’s symptoms and multiple tests, such as blood, urinalysis and imaging studies, to diagnose lupus, according to Mayo Clinic. Lupus diagnoses are difficult, ... More »

According to Mayo Clinic, lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks its own healthy tissue. This can cause inflammation throughout the body, including the skin, joints, brain, lungs,... More »

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Lupus is a chronic disease of the immune system that is not contagious. It can be triggered by various environmental factors, and there seems to be a genetic predisposition to the disease, but as the Lupus Foundation of ... More »

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune condition in which the body's immune system falsely attacks normal tissue of the skin, kidneys, joints, brain and other internal organs, according to MedlinePlus. There... More »

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A doctor performs a physical examination, a review of the patient’s symptoms and multiple tests, such as blood, urinalysis and imaging studies, to diagnose lupus, according to Mayo Clinic. Lupus diagnoses are difficult, ... More »