Lupus Society was established in 2010 in view of the efforts done by Dr. Mahmoud Akbarian (Rheumatologist) with the purpose of supporting the Lupus affected patients.
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal and healthy tissues.
These attacks cause inflammation in usually healthy cell and issues damaging organs like kidneys, joints, skins, heart, lungs as well as the blood.
Lupus includes two types as follows:
- Discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE)
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
According to unofficial statistics, Iran is home to 36000 lupus-affected patients 3500 of whom have been examined and registered by the Lupus Society.