LUPUS

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Lupus is another autoimmune disease in which the body’s defense mechanisms attack the body itself. It is thought to affect about 1 person in 1,000, with women nine times more likely to be affected than men. Although it can occur at any age, it usually appears in the late teens or early 20s.

Just about all parts of the body may be affected by lupus. Most often involved are the joints, the skin, the kidneys, the heart, and the lungs. Lupus is often treated with the same drugs used to treat malaria (hydroxychloroquine). Steroids may also be necessary. Sometimes drugs that suppress the body’s immune system are used. I have seen many lupus patients suffering with CAID. The exact relationship between CAID and lupus is not known, but I suspect one exists.

Sinus Tips:
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