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World Lupus Day 2018
Monday, May 07, 2018

The Ministry of Health joins the rest of the global community in observing World Lupus Day on Wednesday, May 10th, 2018.
 
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that occurs  when the immune system attacks its tissues, causing inflammation, swelling, pain, and damage. 
 
Normally, the immune system protects the body from infection. In Lupus, however, the immune system inappropriately attacks tissues in various parts of the body. This abnormal activity leads to tissue damage and illness.
 
Although it can occur in men and women, 90% of people diagnosed with the disease are women. Women of childbearing age (14 to 45 years old) are most often affected and as many as 1 in 250 people may develop Lupus.
 
Lupus symptoms include fatigue, joint pain, fever, and a lupus rash.
 
There is no cure for Lupus, but treatment options are available.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




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