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Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease,
a condition in which the body’s immune
system attacks its own healthy tissues and
organs. It is a chronic disease that can
result in inflammation and pain in any
part of the body, and while it affects both
genders, women are known to be more
Expected at the event include:
Highlights of the event
The medical condition called LUPUS, which includes Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE) and Discoid Lupus, is an autoimmune disease mostly found among Afro-Caribbean and Asian women mostly, and also within the age of 10 and 55 year of age.
In SLE, the body immune system attacks the connective tissues causing severe inflammation. In continues to attack the organs, brain, joints, and digestive system. While Discoid Lupus attacks only the skin.
Lupus can be hereditary or triggered by trauma, lifestyle, sun ray, and medication. To some, Lupus is just a daily nuisance, to some, it is fatal.
Lupus can easily mimic other conditions which complicates diagnosis and increase the chances of it going untreated. In non-western countries, the sickly condition of sufferers can at times be attributed to superstitious causes which consequently subjects them to a life of misery. Lupus has no cure yet therefore sufferers live in medications, medical care and love from family and friends.
Our Core Strategy is to draw sufficient attention to the emerging disease in order to bring Lupus to the front burner of discourse in the health services sector.
Given the near insignificant rate at which the Lupus is taking off, it stands the risk of being ignored however, it cannot be denied that cases with its patterns of manifestations (Kidney, heart, lungs) are increasingly being experienced. Usually diseases like this run the risk of going unnoticed until they become of epidemic magnitude – but with appropriate preparation, fatality can be reduced. As it stands and given experiences with such diseases like Cancer, HIV, Lassa Fever and even the most recent case with Covid-19, the place of raising the awareness of the people cannot be displeased
It is then, only constructive that the basis for raising the consciousness of people be done with the confidence of availability of information, hence the proposition of the above stated approaches