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Is lupus an autoimmune disease?

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Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Lupus

Lupus is a classic autoimmune disease that attacks cells, tissues and organs .
It is a systemic auto immune disease that attacks skin, heart, lungs , liver, kidneys , blood vessels and nervous system. Anti body production by b cells are to dna , sm antigen, histones and other proteins of cell nucleus . Immune complex deposition in surfaces damage blood vessels in kidneys and other organs

In brief: Lupus

Lupus is a classic autoimmune disease that attacks cells, tissues and organs .
It is a systemic auto immune disease that attacks skin, heart, lungs , liver, kidneys , blood vessels and nervous system. Anti body production by b cells are to dna , sm antigen, histones and other proteins of cell nucleus . Immune complex deposition in surfaces damage blood vessels in kidneys and other organs
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan
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Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
5 doctors agree

In brief: Autoimmune, systemic

Lupus is an autoimmune disease, in simple terms, your body produces certain antibodies that attack your own organs.
It can affect any part of the body. Common symptoms - joint pains, facial rash, photosensitivity, mouth ulcers, hair loss. Organ involvement usually kidney, brain, and heart can occur. It is believed that genetic, environmental factors play a major role.

In brief: Autoimmune, systemic

Lupus is an autoimmune disease, in simple terms, your body produces certain antibodies that attack your own organs.
It can affect any part of the body. Common symptoms - joint pains, facial rash, photosensitivity, mouth ulcers, hair loss. Organ involvement usually kidney, brain, and heart can occur. It is believed that genetic, environmental factors play a major role.
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

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 hence the term lupus erythematosus meaning "red wolf.".

In brief: Yes

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 hence the term lupus erythematosus meaning "red wolf.".
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Dr. Pierre Moeser
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It is a classic autoimmune disease when the body's immune system starts to attack itself or your own body.
The immune system is no longer able to truly recognize itself. Depending where the immune system attacks will cause the symptoms associted with that. For example, if the immune system attacks the skin you can get a skin rash. If it attacks the joint, joint pain and swelling can occur.

In brief: Yes

It is a classic autoimmune disease when the body's immune system starts to attack itself or your own body.
The immune system is no longer able to truly recognize itself. Depending where the immune system attacks will cause the symptoms associted with that. For example, if the immune system attacks the skin you can get a skin rash. If it attacks the joint, joint pain and swelling can occur.
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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