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Survivors Say: Best Resources for Lupus

The Big Picture of Lupus

If you have lupus, your immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues by mistake. This can damage your joints, skin, blood vessels and organs. Occurring more frequently in women than men, there are four types of lupus: Systemic lupus erythematosus, the most common and serious, as well as discoid lupus erythematosus, drug-induced lupus erythematosus and neonatal lupus.   Affecting between 1 1/2 and 2 million Americans, lupus is an autoimmune disease.

Your Lupus

Like other autoimmune disorders, getting a definitive diagnosis of lupus may not be easy:

What type of lupus do you have? Find out more about each kind here: 

You want to be sure you have the right diagnosis, so a second (or third) medical opinion may well be a good idea:

Lupus Myths

Information and Recommended Links for Survivors

Books Survivors Recommend

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