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.