The cause of lupus remains unknown, and anyone can get it — though it most often affects women, especially black, Latina, Asian, and Native American women. Learn more about this autoimmune disease, including how it's diagnosed and the latest treatment options, from our team of medical experts and fellow patients who are living with lupus.
Lupus has been identified as a leading cause of death in young women. Among women aged 15 to 24, it is the leading chronic inflammatory disease, ranking higher than diabetes, chronic lower respiratory disease, and liver disease. We talk to an expert and patient about how to beat the statistics.
An outbreak of chronic hives caught journalist and health advocate Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana by surprise, and taught her new lessons about managing her health.
Shannon Boxx has four FIFA World Cups and an Olympic gold medal under her belt. And she did it all while dealing with lupus.
Lupus and RA have taught me about myself and they’ve also taught me about other people. They’ve taught me what I need and don’t need in my life, and about what is truly important.
Leslie Rott has both RA and lupus. She was diagnosed in 2008 in her first year of graduate school. “I was in the hospital for steroid infusions to get my illness under control while my friends were celebrating the end of the first year. It was a stra...
May is both lupus and arthritis awareness month, which is convenient for me, since I have both illnesses. I was diagnosed with RA first, and a few months later, the diagnosis was changed to both RA and lupus. For me, the diagnosis of just RA did not ...