The 411 on Lupus

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  • 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?
  • Types of Lupus
  • What Are the Symptoms?
  • Risk Factors

How Serious Is Lupus?

Severity depends on the person. Some people can have mild symptoms and rarely be hospitalized, while others like Banks can succumb to the disease because of complications. Treatment, however, can make a huge difference in lupus outcomes for some.  

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