There are generally four recognized forms or types of lupus: Cutaneous (skin) Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Drug-induced Erythematosus and Neonatal Lupus.
May is Lupus Awareness Month! This time is designated to educate the general public about this often unknown and misunderstood disease.
LUPUS FACT - Day 1:
1.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with Lupus, with 16,000 being diagnosed every
LUPUS FACT - Day 2:
Lupus is difficult to diagnose because its symptoms come and go, mimic those of other diseases, and there is no single laboratory test that can definitively identify the illness.
LUPUS FACT - DAY 3:
Women of color are two to three times more at risk for lupus than Caucasians. 1 in 250 African American women will be diagnosed with lupus.
LUPUS FACT - DAY 4:
More than 90% of lupus sufferers are women, mostly young women between the ages of 15 to 44.
LUPUS FACT - DAY 5:
You can’t catch Lupus from another person. It isn’t cancer, and it isn’t related to AIDS.
LUPUS FACT - DAY 6:
1 in 4 are either temporarily or permanently disabled by the disease. Only 31 % of adults are employed full time.
LUPUS FACT - DAY 7:
Lupus is more common than cystic fibrosis, leukemia, muscular dystrophy, and multiple sclerosis…..combined!