What is Lupus?


Lupus is a disease in which your body's immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including your joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs. The most distinctive sign of lupus is a facial rash that resembles the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks. While there's no cure for lupus, treatments can help control symptoms. See your doctor if you develop an unexplained rash, ongoing fever, persistent aching, or fatigue. #LupusAwarenessMonth