What you need to know
A chronic autoimmune disease called lupus has the potential to inflame your entire body. It isn’t always a systemic disorder, although it usually is a localised one.
An autoimmune illness is a disorder where your body’s immune system causes its own cells to become inflamed and break down.
Many lupus sufferers have a moderate form of the disease, but it can worsen if untreated. Since lupus currently has no known cure, treatment focuses on reducing inflammation and alleviating symptoms.