Question By Patient: Is lupus an autoimmune disease?


Answer By Dr. Srinivasan:


Lupus is a classic autoimmune disease that attacks cells, tissues and organs. It is a systemic autoimmune disease that attacks skin, heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, blood vessels and nervous system. Antibody production by B cells are to DNA, SM antigen, histones and other proteins of the cell nucleus. Immune complex deposition in surfaces damage blood vessels in kidneys and other organs. This is a patient education update by Complete Care Community Health Center in Monterey Park.

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