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Maurissa Tancharoen has severe flare-ups and inflammation from lupus

American producer, writer, actress, singer, dancer and lyricist Maurissa Tancharoen was diagnosed with lupus at an early age. Since her diagnosis, she has experienced severe lupus flares that affected her lungs and kidneys, and also inflammation throughout her central nervous system. In order to have a child, she needed to be on a two year plan to keep her symptoms under control. Throughout her pregnancy, she was monitored closely under her rheumatologist. She had multiple scares, but she did give birth to a healthy child named Benny Sue. 

Photo source: Maurissa Tancharoen by Gage Skidmore