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The Invisible Scars of Chronic Hives Stigma: How to Heal

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    During her most severe outbreak, Marisa had hives all over her body for months.Marisa Zeppieri
    Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

    Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana


    Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana is an author, journalist, former Mrs. New York, and founder of, a New York-based nonprofit and award-winning website for lupus patients. She is the author of Lupus: Real Life, Real Patients, Real Talk and travels around the U.S. speaking on the topic of autoimmune disease on a regular basis. In her free time, she is an avid baker with a love for food photography and styling. Currently finishing her memoir, Marisa resides in New York with her husband, mom, and rescued terrier, Bogey.