Who has Lupus?
- Research estimates that at least 1.5 million Americans have lupus. The actual number may be higher; however,
there have been no large-scale studies to show the actual number of people in the U.S. living with lupus.
- More than 16,000 new cases of lupus are reported annually across the country.
- It is believed that 5 million people throughout the world have a form of lupus.
- Lupus strikes mostly women of childbearing age (15-44). However, men, children, and teenagers develop
lupus, too. Most people will develop lupus between the ages of 15-44.
Lupus Foundation of America