Pros And Cons Of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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YSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS (SLE) SLE stand for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. The Latin word for lupus means “wolf” while Erythematosus means “red rashes”. Red rashes on a patient’s face that looked like wolf bites was discovered by Dr. Cazenave in 1851 and he named it Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) which only involved the skin. In 1885, Sir William Osler recognized that many people with lupus had a disease involving not only skin but many other organs or systems, so he named the disease “Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)”. Up to 10% of people with DLE eventually develop the SLE. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory condition caused by an autoimmune disease. The autoimmune disease occurs when the body tissues are …show more content…
As in the SLE’s case, this disease normally give more negative impacts rather than positive impacts. It not only affects the patient’s life but also can give effect to the society. Based on the surveying, most of the patients state that this disease has been ruins their careers as they always need to change their job. Besides, the SLE disease can also limit the patient’s daily activities even during quiescent period. They have to avoid themselves from getting exposed too much to the sun, being too cold, or doing strenuous and extreme activities otherwise they will get fatigue, headache and pain. So, all these things indirectly can cause the patients being in depression as they will feel like their lives are not useful. The Systemic Lupus Erythematosus disease also can give impact to the patients’ social life with the society. From the word society, in may include family, friends and communities. The SLE patients more tend to isolate themselves and stay away from the society. For instance, the effects of SLE on the skin such “butterfly rash” can make the patients being ashamed and less confident to face with their family, friends and communities. Other than that, the patients may also feel that they are different from others and not perfect as them. This will make them in dilemma and they will start being wondering why their conditions be …show more content…
The function of the joint is the point where two or more bones meet. When SLE affects the joint, it called “lupus arthritis” which can cause the inflammation that give rise to pain, stiffness, swelling and tenderness in joint. A thin lining in certain spaces around the joints grows and become thickens because of this inflammation. It also can induce the release of the body chemicals that breakdown the bone and destroy the cartilage. The joints that are most often affected are the ones that are farthest from the body such as fingers, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles and

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