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What are the risks of lupus?

Lupus is a disease that can have widespread, whole-body effects. Risks can involve multiple organ systems. Specific examples include your skin, by causing rash and sun sensitivity, kidneys via inflammation, and the heart, by inflaming its lining. Women can  have fertility and menstrual issues. Joints can become inflamed as well as the blood vessels and lung tissues.

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