Lupus is a serious health problem that mainly affects young women. It is most people common in teenagers and young adults, from ages 15 to 44, which are roughly the chidbearing years. People of all races may get lupus. However, Black women are three times more likely to develop lupus than White women.
Lupus is a disease that attacks the immune system, rendering it unable to defend the body against illness, and may affect the joints, the skin, the kidneys, the lungs, the heart, or the brain.