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What Is Lupus?


What is LUPUS? Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal and healthy tissue. This results in symptoms such as imflammations, swelling and damage to joints, skin, kidneys, blood, the heart and lungs. Under normal function, the immune system makes proteins called antibodies in order to protect and fight against antigen such as viruses and bacteria. Lupus makes the immune system unable to differentiate between antigen and healthy tissue. This leads the immune system to direct antibodies against the healthy tissue - not just antigens causing - swelling,pain and tissue damage. Help us spread the word and Lupus awareness.

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