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  • An African American woman is three times more likely to get lupus than a white woman. African-American women tend to develop lupus at a younger age and have more severe symptoms. Genetic variations are thought to influence manifestations of the disease among lupus patients.

  • A patient in whom SLE is diagnosed by age 20 years still has a 1 in 6 chance of dying within 15 years, most often from lupus or infection.

Working toward our vision of a world without lupus.


What is lupus?

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease where the immune system turns against parts of the body it’s designed to protect. Learn about the symptoms of lupus and how it is diagnosed.


Support for those
with lupus

The Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) is among only a handful of organizations dedicated to providing education to increase awareness about lupus and supportive services to those living with lupus and their communities.


Give and make our work possible

A financial gift to the Lupus Foundation of Minnesota (LFM) can be made directly to the organization, as a planned gift or through workplace giving programs. In addition, gifts can be designated in a variety of ways.


Funding lupus research

The Lupus Foundation of Minnesota has granted over 2 million dollars in support of research and fellowships aimed at finding a cure and more effective treatments for those affected by lupus.

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