Five million people worldwide, the vast majority women, suffer from lupus, which is a chronic autoimmune disease. The immune system is designed to fight against external or foreign substances inside the body. In the case of lupus, the immune system attacks the patient’s body and can inadvertently damage healthy organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, skin and even the brain. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common type of lupus that most people identify as "lupus." Other types of lupus are cutaneous erythematosus, drug induced or neonatal.

Lupus explained in first person

Professionals and patients explain how you live with the disease
The sun is the main source of ultraviolet light and is enemy no. 1 for patients with lupus, because it can trigger the disease or trigger flares at any time in its development.
Listen to your doctor, trust him, and it’s very important to stick to the treatment. And think, I have lupus, but lupus doesn't have me.

Substantiated information by:

Gerard Espinosa Garriga
Irene Teixidó Ribaudi
José-Manuel Mascaró Galy
Luis F Quintana Porras
Neus Guasch Pomes
Ricard Cervera Segura

Published: 20 February 2018
Updated: 20 February 2018

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