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Are PTSD Patients More Likely to Develop Lupus?

Understanding lupus

Lupus is a systemic, chronic, and autoimmune illness, which revolves around the body creating antibodies that target its own tissues and organs, causing inflammation in several parts of the body, as well as other symptoms, which can vary widely depending on the affected tissues and structures. Due to its systemic and unpredictable nature, no two cases of lupus are alike; nearly any and all structures could be targeted, in theory, though lupus cases rarely reach this level of severity. Luckily, most lupus cases are often mild and can be kept under control with proper treatment, as well as by adopting new and healthier lifestyle habits.