What is Lupus? – 2
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. More than 90 percent of people with the autoimmune disorder lupus are women between the ages of 15 and 45. Frances Ashe-Goins, a deputy director, at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services notes that a family history of lupus is a major risk factor, which is why she recommends completing a family medical history.
Ashe-Goins: And if anybody in your family has had an autoimmune disease, lupus or anything else, then you need to take a closer look at what's happening in your family. And early diagnosis is much, much better.
Narrator: For more information on diagnosing and treating lupus, visit www.couldihavelupus.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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