Lupus is a chronic immunological disease characterised by the production of antibodies. It mainly affects women of child bearing age, evolves into flare-ups and can affect any organ.

It is characterised by the production of immune complexes found on any organ and that cause inflammation and, in some cases, even organ damage. The cause is unknown but is understood to be down to multiple factors. Genetic, environmental and hormonal factors play a role.

These cause a change to apopstosis (cell death) that means new antigens appear and the innate and the adaptive systems are activated, which are responsible for producing antibodies.

Lupus a Vall d'Hebron
Authorship: Vall d'Hebron
Creation date: 17.12.2021, 10:03
Modification date: 30.11.2022, 13:12
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