Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE) Center

Systemic lupus erythematosus is a condition characterized by chronic inflammation of body tissues caused by autoimmune disease. Lupus can cause disease of the skin, heart, lungs, kidneys, joints, and nervous system. When only the skin is involved, the condition is called discoid lupus. When internal organs are involved, the condition is called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Read more: Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE) Article

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