Thursday, July 9, 2009

The Voices of Lupus

A NY Times feature - the Voices of Lupus featuring six people who have lupus.

from the article:

Lupus affects more women than men, and is more common among blacks and Asians. The inflammation associated with lupus affects everyone differently, attacking skin, joints, kidneys, the heart and lungs. Symptoms, which often flare and subside, can be vague, mysterious and frightening and show up in a variety of forms in different patients. They include, fever, fatigue, joint pain, anxiety and mental confusion. Others symptoms include a butterfly-shaped rash on the face, skin lesions, mouth sores and hair loss.

For questions about lupus, go to the Consults blog, “Ask an Expert: Understanding Lupus.” Dr. Richard Furie, chief of the division of rheumatology and allergy-clinical immunology at North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System, is answering reader questions.

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