For World Lupus Day, Anne Charlet, vice chair of LUPUS EUROPE, was interviewed by MedTech.
When Anne Charlet’s teenage daughter complained of extreme fatigue, she thought it was just end-of-school year tiredness or anaemia.
But a precautionary blood test that revealed an unusually low platelet count led to a completely unexpected diagnosis several months later: lupus.
“It was all a blur, but I remember the medical staff repeatedly asking Amélie the same questions, which we thought were really weird at the time,” recalls Anne. These included: “Is your hair falling out?”; “Have you noticed any rashes?”; and “Do your joints ache?” among others. ….
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Anne is a member of Lupus France