Lupus is a life-altering and potentially fatal disease that causes the immune system to attack healthy cells by mistake, causing inflammation and tissue damage.    Though not a "woman's disease" it disproportionately affects women, between the ages of 15 and 44.  And of those, two-thirds are women of color.  The cause of lupus is still unknown and there is no cure.  

Lupus commonly affects the joints, skin, kidneys, lungs, brain, and blood vessels, causing  inflammation, pain and can dramatically affect a persons quality of life.

There are 4 Common Types of Lupus: 

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), which affects many parts of the body. 

  • Cutaneous lupus, which causes a rash or lesion on the skin. 

  • Drug-induced lupus, which is caused by a negative drug reaction.

  • Neonatal lupus, which occurs when an infant acquires auto-antibodies from its mother with SLE.

How Can You Help?

MTL's focus is the lupus community.  By supporting MTL, you are  helping support  lupus awareness, advocacy and research.  

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