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What is lupus?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Autoimmunity

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: Autoimmunity

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. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
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In brief: Autoimmune

Lupus erythematosus is one of the autoimmune disorders in which the body reacts against itself and destroys one's own cells and tissues.
Usual manifestations are skin rash in sun exposed areas, weakness, fever, arthritis, renal failure etc. You may wish to consult this website: www.Lupus.Org.

In brief: Autoimmune

Lupus erythematosus is one of the autoimmune disorders in which the body reacts against itself and destroys one's own cells and tissues.
Usual manifestations are skin rash in sun exposed areas, weakness, fever, arthritis, renal failure etc. You may wish to consult this website: www.Lupus.Org.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. John Goldman
There are tests of autoimmunity that can be used to clarify the diagnsois
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