What is sle?

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.
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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What is sle disease? My aunt is undergoing through ths condition. Is there any cure for ths disease

See details. Sle is an autoimmune disease that can effect virtually any part of the body. There are no cures but there are effective treatments and controls.

Systemic lupus erythematosus--what is sle?

Autoimmune disease. A disease in which your body makes antibodies against your own cells. These antibodies cause destruction and inflammation which produce a wide variety of symptoms depending on what cells are being injured. There are some common symptoms and signs with the disease, but just about any symptom could be produced by lupus.
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.

What does the abbreviation sle mean?

Systemic lupus. Sle stands for systemic lupus erythematosus. 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.

What's the difference between sle and mctd? & is one worse than the other?

Both serious. Both are autoimmune diseases; mixed connective tissue disease is less common, still quite variable, and features high levels of antibody against u1 ribonucleoprotein as its signature lab test.

What does a diagnosis: "sle vasc hip op" mean?

???? Sle vasculitis of the hip? Sle is for lupus. Vascular inflammation may lead to joint destruction and necrosis. Op may be short for operation?
Avascular necrosis. Avascular necrosis of the hip can come from many causes. Systemic lupus is one, but there many other causes. Your question seems to suggest that surgery is being advised for this condition. There are a variety of options depending on how far advanced the avascular necrosis of the hip is.

What is treatment of sle? Please suggest doctor in delhi.

Variety of treatment. There are a variety of treatments for lupus. Some are more immunosuppressive than others. Others such as Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) are used as maintenance therapy. Sometimes the american college of rheumatology lists international members and that might a good source to locate a rheumatologist. The sooner you establish with a rheumatologist, the sooner you can start treatment. Good luck.

I have a recurring red linear lesion that crusts over for approx 4-6 mos, almost at the base of my skull. What could cause this? Sle, treated lymes

See Dermatology. Likely a combination problem, and will need expert (/dermatology) evaluation for resolution. Probably component irritation / inflammation from hair oils / dead skin products + possibly fungal colonization and some bacterial overgrowth. So will need combination approach to get to resolve long enough to heal.