May is Lupus Awareness Month

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Ochsner is asking you to wear purple to raise awareness about Lupus. 

May is Lupus Awareness Month and Friday , May 17 is “Put On Purple” Day to promote Lupus Awareness and show support for those who suffer from it.

Lupus is a systemic autoimmune disease that occurs when your body’s immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. 

Dr. Thiagarajan, Department Head-Ochsner Rheumatology and Rheumatology Infusion, said early diagnosis is key in treating Lupus. 

To learn more about the warning signs and symptoms visit Lupus Foundation of American‘s website. 

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