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What is sle?
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Lupus
Sle = systemic lupus erythematosis.
This is a complex disease. It is an "auto-immune" disease, which means that many symptoms are due to the production of antibodies that attack the sufferer's own body. Symptoms can include fevers, aches/pains, fatigue, weight loss, kidney disease, rash, easy clotting, many others. Treatment includes suppressing the immune system to reduce the antibodies.

In brief: Lupus
Sle = systemic lupus erythematosis.
This is a complex disease. It is an "auto-immune" disease, which means that many symptoms are due to the production of antibodies that attack the sufferer's own body. Symptoms can include fevers, aches/pains, fatigue, weight loss, kidney disease, rash, easy clotting, many others. Treatment includes suppressing the immune system to reduce the antibodies.
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Systemic lupus
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 sometimes present hence the term lupus erythematosus meaning "red wolf." when more than skin and joints are involved, it is termed systemic.

In brief: Systemic lupus
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 sometimes present hence the term lupus erythematosus meaning "red wolf." when more than skin and joints are involved, it is termed systemic.
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