Lupus is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease. It takes place when your immune system tries to fight off a virus, bacterium or germ and cannot distinguish between the foreign body and healthy tissue. Instead of only attacking the foreign body, the immune system also attacks the healthy tissue. Lupus causes inflammation that can affect the skin, joints, organs and blood cells.
Lupus disproportionately affects women: 9 out of 10 adults with lupus are women and most women who develop lupus are between the ages of 15 and 44.
Dr. Binhlam can run tests to determine if you have lupus and can provide effective treatments.