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Six Body Parts that Can Be Affected by Lupus

Six Body Parts that Can Be Affected by Lupus

About 1.5 million live with lupus in the U.S. This number is three times that of the 1970s. The incidence has tripped over many years, and medical researchers and scientist don't know the cause of this disease.  There are various forms of lupus, but the most common one is systematic lupus erythematosus. The immune system of lupus patients can’t differentiate between healthy tissues and foreign invaders, and this leads the immune system to attack the healthy tissues. The attack on healthy tissues causes pain and inflammation in various parts of the body.