Lupus and teenagers | Lupus Foundation of America - Lupus young adult female
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Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that affects more women than men. If you have lupus, your risk is higher for other health problems that are common in women, such as heart disease and osteoporosis. What is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)? About 9 out of 10 adults with lupus are women. Some women have only mild symptoms. But, for others, lupus can cause severe problems.