Lupus is an inflammatory disorder. If you have Lupus, your
immune system - designed to ward off disease - becomes
hyperactive, producing excessive quantities of antibodies
that begin to attack normal healthy tissue.
There are several types of Lupus. One called Cutaneous Lupus affects the
skin on your hands and another called Systemic Lupus
affects the joints of your fingers, blood vessels, blood flow and
nerves in your hands (as well as, other areas and organs in the body).
Exact causes are still unknown, but there
could be genetic link and the development of the disease
after exposure to some foreign agent, such as a virus.
Changes in hormone levels, infections,
reactions to penicillin, extreme stress, certain drugs and
ultraviolet light can all trigger the condition to