COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects joints and organ systems.
Lupus targets individuals between 15-45 years old. Symptoms include painful and swollen joints, sensitivity to light, headaches, fever, chest pain, hair loss, and a facial butterfly rash.
The disease is treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids, and immunosuppressants. There is currently no cure for Lupus.