Can Autoimmune Diseases Mimic Lupus?

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Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body's antibodies attack one's own tissues. Lupus attacks tissues such as the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments as well as the kidneys, heart, lungs and brain.

Lupus frequently strikes women of childbearing years, however, it can affect both sexes from youth to the elderly and range in severity from mild to disabling.

In lupus, the regulation of the immune system goes awry and the body produces autoantibodies (antibodies that attack the...

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