Lupus is an autoimmune disease. This is caused by immune system when it attacks its own tissue like joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs. Immune system helps in protecting the body from infections but patients with Lupus disease go through inappropriate immune system attacks on tissues in various parts of the body.
Achy joints (arthralgia), unexplained fever (more than 100 F), Swollen joints (arthritis), Prolonged or extreme fatigue, Skin rash, Ankle swelling and fluid accumulation, Pain in the chest when breathing deeply (pleurisy), A butterfly-shaped rash across the cheeks and nose and hair loss are some symptoms of lupus. Corticosteroids, Antimalarial drugs, BLyS-specific, inhibitors, Immunosuppressive agents/chemotherapy are used to cure Lupus.
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