Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease where the immune system cannot tell the difference between sick infected cells (viruses, bacteria, germs) and healthy ones. Normally our immune system produces proteins called antibodies that protect the body from these unhealthy cells. However, with lupus, the body gets confused and sometimes attacks the wrong cell.
This means that the body is attacking itself, killing both good and bad cells. Lupus can affect any part of the body, including the skin and major organs, and can cause inflammation, pain, and damage in various parts of the body.
Lupus LA encourages you to explore all of the pages in this section. There is a wealth of information about causes, treatments and living with lupus. If you do not find the information that you are looking for, please contact us and we would be happy to help you.