Lupus for Beginners:

I did not really know anything about lupus, only that it was one of the late President Marcos’ diseases, until Jennifer, a close childhood friend, suffered and died of it. Lupus is an autoimmune disease, which means that the immune system mistakes the  body’s own tissues as foreign invaders and attacks them.   There are two kinds of lupus: Discoid lupus erythematosus DLE mainly affects skin that is exposed to sunlight and doesn’t typically affect vital internal organs. Discoid (circular) skin lesions often leave scars after healing of the lesions. Systemic lupus erythematosus SLE, on the other hand, is more … Continue reading Lupus for Beginners: