3 – Ninety percent of lupus patients are women.
Lupus affects roughly 10 times as many women as men. Most often, lupus develops in people 18 to 45 years old. Though lupus is most prevalent among women, it also may affect men and children, as well as people of all ages.
4 – There are 11 American College of Rheumatology criteria for Lupus.
Lupus is differentiated from other connective tissue diseases, based on eleven criteria offered by the American College of Rheumatology for classification purposes.
- Butterfly-shaped rash across cheeks and nose
- Scaly disk-shaped rash on face, neck, ears, scalp, chest