Toni Braxton and Other Celebrities With Lupus; Author Kim Green Pens a Novel on the Subject

 In 1999, a then-left fielder for the Oakland Athletics, Tim Raines sought medical attention for extreme fatigue. He had swelling in his knees and ankles and was 15 pounds heavier than normal, suggesting he was retaining water; his doctor ordered a kidney biopsy, and diagnosed lupus. His case was severe, but he improved with radiation therapy and medication. Raines even went back to baseball, joining the Montreal Expos in 2001, and retiring in 2002 with the Florida Marlins.

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