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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chukwuma Onyeije
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Autoimmune disease: Everyone’s body has an immune system which is intended to fight infection. Autoimmune disorders occur when someone’s immune system attacks their bodie ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Immunologic reaction: Immunologic reaction in which the body reacts against itself. There are a variety of signs, some present in 7% of normal individuals. Sometimes no t ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Lowe
16 years experience Pediatric Rheumatology
Complex disease: Lupus (full name: systemic lupus erythematosus, or sle) is an autoimmune disease that can affect almost any system of the body.Malar rash on face, ski ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leila Wing
13 years experience Internal Medicine
Autoimmune disease: Lupus (or sle or systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune disease that can cause many symptoms including joint pains, kidney disease, rashes, bl ... Read More
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
32 years experience Rheumatology
Autoimmune: Lupus is a classic autoimmune disease where ones body attacks itself. Depending on where the immune system attacks that could be the symptom that occu ... Read More
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Attack on self: Lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. The immune system attacks the patient's own body (autoimmunity) and can inflam ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Xi
Dr. Amanda Xi answered
5 years experience General Practice
Inflammatory disease: Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease [instead of your body fighting germs or bacteria, it starts to attack healthy cells] with unknown cause.
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Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Autoimmune: One of the aspects of lupus is that it is an autoimmune disease. That means that people with lupus not just to fend off infections - germs, bacte ... Read More
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Autoimmune disease: Lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. The immune system attacks the patient's own body (autoimmunity) and can inflam ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
An autoimmune diseas: Lupus is an autoimmune disease where your immune systems turns on itself and starts attacking your body. There are four types: systemic, subacute cuta ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Autoimmune: Lupus erythematosus is one of the autoimmune disorders in which the body reacts against itself and destroys one's own cells and tissues. Usual manife ... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Auto-immune disease: Systemic lupus erythematosis: a complex disease. It is an "auto-immune" disease (production of antibodies attacking the sufferer's own body). Symptom ... Read More
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Dr. Angus Worthing
17 years experience Internal Medicine
Autoimmune disease: The immune system causes inflammation in skin (often red cheeks after sun exposure), and/or joints, and sometimes organs like kidney, muscle, liver, b ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
It is: It is an autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks your body. There are 4 forms: systemic, drug-induced, discoid, and subacute cutanenous. ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
29 years experience Pediatrics
Systemic lupus: SLE is a very specific disease of the immune system. It can affect any organ in the body and usually at least two organs, not always at the same time ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: Lupus is the name given to a group of autoimmune diseases in which the immune system become overactive and attacks normal, healthy tissues. These tiss ... Read More

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