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What does the abbreviation sle mean?

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Dr. Paul Carter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Lupus

In brief: Lupus

Systemic lupus erythematosus.
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Dr. Alex Martinez
Internal Medicine - Allergy
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In brief: Systemic lupus

Sle is an autoimmune condition in which the body makes antibodies against different cells & tissues resulting in chronic inflammation. Systemic means body-wide, lupus (from the latin for wolf) is thought to represent skin ulcers common with this condition that "devour" the skin, and erythematosus means red, also in reference to the rash.

In brief: Systemic lupus

Sle is an autoimmune condition in which the body makes antibodies against different cells & tissues resulting in chronic inflammation. Systemic means body-wide, lupus (from the latin for wolf) is thought to represent skin ulcers common with this condition that "devour" the skin, and erythematosus means red, also in reference to the rash.
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