Lupus Fact Sheets

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a complex autoimmune disease in which many different organs can be involved.
  • Symptoms include fevers, rashes, arthritis, kidney failure, anemia and neurological syndromes.
  • Lupus patients have high rates of accelerated heart disease and strokes, osteoporosis, miscarriages, pre-eclampsia, and other problems in pregnancy.
  • 9 of 10 cases of lupus occur in young women of childbearing age, with enormous social and financial impact.
  • Lupus is challenging to manage and experts have been shown to provide better care and improve outcomes.
  • Coordinated care by multiple providers in disparate disciplines, as well as improving patient education, self-confidence and social support have also been shown to improve disease outcomes.

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