Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body, including skin, joints or organs, and can range from mild to life-threatening. More than 16,000 new cases of lupus are reported in the United States each year. Lupus strikes mostly women of childbearing age; however, men, children, and teenagers develop lupus too. Hormones, genetics, and the environment are all thought to be causes of lupus development. New research suggests … visit this link to read more