Lupus is sometimes called “the great pretender” because the symptoms for the autoimmune disease can look like other illnesses. Rash, fatigue, fever and joint pain are just a few of the outward signs of lupus. One study in 2014 found that American Indians and Alaska Natives have the highest prevalence and incidence of lupus compared to other groups. We’ll talk with an expert and someone living with lupus about the challenges of this sometimes baffling and painful disease.
Dr. Noel Rolle – rheumatology fellow University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Lauren Metelski – National nurse health educator for the Lupus Foundation of America and Registered Nurse
Susan Ahdokobo (Otoe Missouria and Choctaw) – has lupus
Break Music: Enaemaekisaeh (song) Wayne Silas Jr (artist) Infinite Passion (album)