SLE


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SLE

abbr.
systemic lupus erythematosus
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Noun1.SLE - an inflammatory disease of connective tissue with variable features including fever and weakness and fatigability and joint pains and skin lesions on the face or neck or arms
lupus - any of several forms of ulcerative skin disease
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SLE

abbr systemic lupus erythematosus. V. lupus.
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The impact of the ACR's broad list of manifestations of neuropsychiatric lupus was apparent in a recent meta analysis of 10 studies of the prevalence of neuropsychiatric SLE conducted since the ACR report was published.
There were 20 cases of CVD (16 cases of heart disease and 4 strokes) among the women with SLE and 8,149 (6,254 cases of heart disease and 1,895 strokes) among the non-SLE group, said Dr.
The differences in course and incidence of SLE, based on ethnicity, are likely a result of interactions between genes and environment.
Although SLE can be seen in either sex at any age, females are at a much greater risk than are males, with the highest incidence occurring in women in their childbearing years (Lahita 1996).
Despite controversy over whether the features of SLE differ in pre- and postpuberal children, a study by Catherine DiSipio and her colleagues at Columbia University, New York, presented in poster form at the 2007 meeting of the American College of Rheumatology showed that the rates of arthritis, serositis, renal disease, central nervous system disease, and hematologic complications did not differ between the groups, nor did median SLE disease activity index, he noted.
In in vitro studies, she has identified pathways by which estrogen metabolites could activate human lymphocytes from patients with SLE, causing an autoimmune response.