The 411 on Lupus

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  • Types of Lupus
  • What Are the Symptoms?
  • Risk Factors
  • What Causes Lupus?
  • African-Americans and Lupus
  • How Serious Is Lupus?
  • What Are the Complications?
  • Is There a Cure?
  • Black Celebs With Lupus
  • Understanding Lupus
  • What Is Lupus?

Risk Factors

According to Mayo Clinic, the most common risk factors for lupus are gender (9 out of 10 people with lupus are women); age (lupus can impact anyone, but most people are diagnosed between the ages of 15-40); and race (lupus is more common among African-Americans, Asians and Latinos).

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