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What is 'systemic lupus erythematosus' in clear tems?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Autoimmune disease: A disease in which your body makes antibodies against your own cells. These antibodies cause destruction and inflammation which produce a wide variety of symptoms depending on what cells are being injured. There are some common symptoms and signs with the disease, but just about any symptom could be produced by lupus.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
S L E : Systemic lupus erythematosus is an auto immune disease, that can affect skin, joints, kodneys, brain, and other organs.Auto immune means bodys immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues symptoms vary from person to person and may come and go.It is diagnosed with history of symptoms and blood tests for several antibodies it is treated with steroids and non steroidal meds, avoid sun and wear protect.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Docs can you explain what is 'systemic lupus erythematosus' in clear details?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 58 years experience
An auto immune disea: Systemic lupus is a auto immune disease that can affect any part of the body.The immune system of the patient attacks its own body cells and tissues, and that causes inflammation and damage to the tissues it most often affecrs heart, skin.Joints, blood vessels, lungs, kidneys , liver and nervous system the incidence of sle is 9 times in women than men.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 56 years experience
Many: People with lupus may have joint pain, skin rashes, chest pain, heart probelms, hair loss, fingers changing color in the cold, rash in the sunshine, neuro-psychologic problems. These are only soemof the symtpoms peopel can have. They can also have none of these. Your physician will evaluate all of these, get labs tests and imaging.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Is systemic lupus erythematosus fatal?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Sometimes.: Sle is generally treated with good response, but unfortunately it is sometimes fatal.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Systemic lupus erythematosus--what is sle?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Autoimmune disease: A disease in which your body makes antibodies against your own cells. These antibodies cause destruction and inflammation which produce a wide variety of symptoms depending on what cells are being injured. There are some common symptoms and signs with the disease, but just about any symptom could be produced by lupus.

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