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What is lupus?

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Dr. Leila Wing
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Autoimmune disease

Lupus (or sle or systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune disease that can cause many symptoms including joint pains, kidney disease, rashes, blood count disturbances and more.
Your doctor can evaluate if you need to be tested.

In brief: Autoimmune disease

Lupus (or sle or systemic lupus erythematosus) is an autoimmune disease that can cause many symptoms including joint pains, kidney disease, rashes, blood count disturbances and more.
Your doctor can evaluate if you need to be tested.
Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Wing
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Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Autoimmune

Lupus is a classic autoimmune disease where ones body attacks itself.
Depending on where the immune system attacks that could be the symptom that occurs. Lupus can attack essentially any organ in the body and affects women more then men. Symptoms include skin rash, arthritis, heart, kidney, fevers, weight loss are problems that can be quite common. There are treatments available.

In brief: Autoimmune

Lupus is a classic autoimmune disease where ones body attacks itself.
Depending on where the immune system attacks that could be the symptom that occurs. Lupus can attack essentially any organ in the body and affects women more then men. Symptoms include skin rash, arthritis, heart, kidney, fevers, weight loss are problems that can be quite common. There are treatments available.
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
Dr. PHILIP WALLER
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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Attack on self

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: Attack on self

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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