systemic lupus erythematosus

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systemic lupus er·y·the·ma·to·sus

n. Abbr. SLE
An inflammatory autoimmune disease that affects multiple organ systems, usually characterized by fatigue, fever, skin lesions, joint pain and swelling, and anemia, and often affecting the kidneys and various other organs. It is much more common in women than in men.

system′ic lu′pus er•y•the•ma•to′sus

(ˌɛr əˌθi məˈtoʊ səs, -ˌθɛm ə-)

an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the connective tissues, chiefly characterized by skin eruptions, joint pain, recurrent pleurisy, and kidney disease.

systemic lupus erythematosus

(SLE) A systemic (not localized) autoimmune disorder. It particularly affects the joints, skin, lungs, and kidneys.
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Noun1.systemic lupus erythematosus - 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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We report a fatal case of Acanthamoeba encephalitis in a patient from India who was being treated for systemic lupus erythematosus with corticosteroids and methotrexate.
Estrogen is one environmental component that has been studied in relation to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) based on a number of clues.
Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus appear to have a much greater risk for obsessive-compulsive disorder than the general population, according to the first study to examine rates of the illness in a clinic sample.
Objective: To determine the frequency of clinopathological characteristics of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients presenting to Military Hospital (MH) Rawalpindi.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that is common in reproductive age groups, [1] and may involve multiple organs, causing systemic damage.
Objective: To determine major symptoms and signs in patients of systemic lupus erythematosus.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, 'Current Diagnosis and Treatment Rheumatology' (third edition), Imboden JB, Hellmann DB, Stone JH (Eds), Mc Graw Hill Education, New York.
Bullous systemic lupus erythematosus (BSLE) is an autoimmune and chronic bullous dermatosis.
Rowell syndrome is usually diagnosed by the presence of erythema multiforme (EM)-like targetoid lesions in the patients of cutaneous or systemic lupus erythematosus (CLE/SLE) and characterized by specific serological or immunological profile like speckled antinuclear antibody (ANA) pattern, antibody against saline extract of human tissues (anti-SjT) and positive serum rheumatoid factor (RF).

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