Lupus Awareness Ribbon Custom Gifts and Merchandise

Lupus awareness uses a purple ribbon and is sometimes shown with a butterfly.

Purple Lupus Awareness Ribbon Angel Art Painting
Purple Lupus Awareness Ribbon Angel Art

The below is from the U.S. National Library of Medicine:

What is lupus?

Lupus is an autoimmune disease. This means that your immune system attacks healthy cells and tissues by mistake. This can damage many parts of the body, including the joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood vessels, and brain.

There are several kinds of lupus

  • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most common type. It can be mild or severe and can affect many parts of the body.
  • Discoid lupus causes a red rash that doesn’t go away
  • Subacute cutaneous lupus causes sores after being out in the sun
  • Drug-induced lupus is caused by certain medicines. It usually goes away when you stop taking the medicine.
  • Neonatal lupus, which is rare, affects newborns. It is probably caused by certain antibodies from the mother.

What causes lupus?

The cause of lupus is unknown.

Who is at risk for lupus?

Anyone can get lupus, but women are most at risk. Lupus is two to three times more common in African American women than in white women. It’s also more common in Hispanic, Asian, and Native American women. African American and Hispanic women are more likely to have severe forms of lupus.

The Lupus Foundation of America has May as Lupus Awareness Month.

World Lupus Awareness Day is May 10th.

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