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(EurekAlert)   It's lupus. Especially if you're a woman, an American Indian, Alaska Native, or Black   ( divider line
    More: Followup, Lupus erythematosus, Rheumatoid arthritis, Rheumatology, US prevalence of the autoimmune disease lupus, Systemic lupus erythematosus, analysis of population, Michael Jackson, meta-analysis  
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2021-01-21 1:59:19 PM  
I'm sorry, the TV said it's not so why should I believe this?
2021-01-21 2:28:29 PM  
Wait, House was racist and sexist? Well color me, err, not really surprised, I guess.
2021-01-21 3:53:25 PM  
My wife falls into two of those categories, gets exhaustion and body aches, doctors do all kinds of tests... eventually one says "maybe it's lupus," does a test and sends it off to the lab, wife comes home relieved to finally have some idea what's wrong with her, starts reading up on lupus... and then of course the lab results come back and it's not lupus.

Damn you, House.
2021-01-21 4:42:39 PM  
For whatever reason, overall immune system function is just higher in women than men.  This has been long known.

It's a double-edged sword.  Men are more susceptible to a number of infectious diseases (eg. COVID-19).  On the other hand, women are more susceptible to auto-immune diseases (eg. lupus, rheumatoid arthritis) and a number of other conditions driven by over-active immune system (eg. allergies).
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