A 34-year-old member asked:
what is tumid lupus erythematosus and how is it treated?
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A 44-year-old member asked:
What is the cause of lupus erythematosus?
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Rheumatology 55 years experience
Autoimmune: Systemic lupus erythematosus is an auto immune illness. This means people have a immume response against themselves and their own tissues. The hallmark blood test is a positive anti-nuclear antibody or an ana. Depending on what tissue is involved results in the clinical symptoms such as rash, arthritis, kidney disease etc. The cause seems be a combination of genetic and environmental exposures.
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Last updated Dec 17, 2013
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