The Many Faces Of Lupus

know lupus picture“Medical students are often told ‘Know lupus and you know medicine,'” says Dr. Daniel Wallace, rheumatologist, in his book The Lupus Book. “Understanding the immunology of lupus will help us better understand AIDS, infections in general, allergies and cancer,” Wallace says. Just like lupus, those diseases are immune-related disorders. The factors that cause lupus go to the core of how the immune system works and advances in understanding it often have a spillover effect to the insight into other disorders, the author says.