Lupus, The Disease with a Thousand Faces

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DateDecember 3, 2012
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AuthorLupus Canada, Dr. Jean-Luc Senécal and Dr. Sasha Bernatsky
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease of limited awareness in Canada. It is not a rare disease and is estimated to affect more than 50,000 Canadians. Its symptoms mimic other illnesses, are varied and complex, and can strike any tissue or organ in the body. Common symptoms of lupus include skin rashes, sun sensitivity, joint pain, extreme fatigue, fever, chest pain and seizures.

Endorsed by the Canadian Medical Association, the recently released book, Lupus, The Disease with a Thousand Faces is a very important resource for people living with lupus, especially due to a limited availability of Canadian information about the disease. Lupus Canada worked in partnership with publisher, Key Porter Books, Dr. Jean-Luc Senécal and Dr. Sasha Bernatsky to fulfill the need for a widely available, up to date guide for those diagnosed with lupus, their caregivers, friends and families.