Life with lupus: “Your body destroys you from the inside out”’

What you need to know:

  • About 200,000 people in Kenya have lupus, according Dr Etau Ekwuom, the rheumatologist who spoke to us at #SheBlossoms last Saturday.
  • There is a checklist of about 18 signs and symptoms that a trained doctor should be able to look for and immediately identify.

  • The fun day opened the eyes of those present, including myself, and started an important conversation.

I first met Juliet at a Storymoja function where she was, as she was wont to be, making a lot of noise and generally being a life-loving ball of energy.

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