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what is systemic lupus?

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Dr. Gregory Fehr
Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Lupus: Systemic lupus is an autoimmune condition which is best dealt with a rheumatologist or an oncolologist. This can be a very serious problem and i reccomend the best specialists you can find.
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 inflame the skin, joints, kidneys, nervous system, lungs, mucous membranes, and other internal organs. A red rash is often but not always present. Thus, it was named lupus erythematosus meaning "red wolf.".

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A 20-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of systemic lupus?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Many: Sle causes many different symptoms ranging from a butterfly rash on the face, thinning hair, diffuse joint pain, seizures, chest pain and renal failure.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How can I tell if I have systemic lupus?

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Dr. John Goldman
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Testing: If there is a question a rheumatologist can guide you.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Help me understand systemic lupus?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 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.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are some natural treatments for systemic lupus?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
Rheumatology 52 years experience
None: There are no natural treatments that have been proven to be effective.
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A 14-year-old female asked:

How mild can systemic lupus be?

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Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
No symptoms : If you can prevent a flare up you may be symptom free!!!

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