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    Lupus is a type of inflammatory disease that affects the immune system which causes your body to attack its own tissues and this disease is a very chronic disease with ongoing signs. There are proteins in your body called antibodies that can protect your body from different types of invaders like the flu. Your body can tell the difference between good and bad antibodies. Lupus is able to destroy a variety of cells and organs such as, joints, skin, liver, heart, and kidneys. There are two different types of lupus (DLE) Discoid Lupus Erythematosus which is a skin disorder that causes red lesions on the face and scalp. Then there’s (SLE) Systemic Lupus erythematosus which systematic means pertaining to, this disorder is…

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    Autoimmunity is the system of immune responses of an organism against it own cells or tissues. Autoimmune disease is when the immune system mistakenly decides parts of the body as harmful cells and builds responses targeting it’s own healthy cells. There are many different autoimmune diseases, each affecting the body in different ways. One can have the same autoimmune disease as the other but it may show different symptoms. One of the prominent autoimmune diseases is Lupus, also known as…

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    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus also known as SLE is an autoimmune disease that attack’s its own tissues. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is a chronic disease. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is the most common form of Lupus with 200,000 new patients diagnosed each year in the United States with 1.5 Americans living with a lupus diagnosis and there are many cases that go undiagnosed. When it comes to common causes the cause of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is unknown but scientists have come to believe…

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    Introduction Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks healthy tissue. As with most autoimmune diseases, SLE affects the entire body. Inflammation is the primary symptom that leads to visual signs. Patients often present with a butterfly shaped rash across the face, but may also experience joint pain, fatigue, anemia and headache, to name a few signs. Though in some cases, patients go undiagnosed, the Lupus Foundation of America states there…

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    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Janelle Reed –Estrada Nursing 250 Delta College Disease Process Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) or lupus is a multisystem inflammatory auto immune disease that can attack any system in the body, though it typically affects the skin, joints, and serous membranes, renal, hematologic and neurologic systems (Lewis, 2011). The origin of the disease is unknown; however it is thought to result from interactions among genetic, hormonal, immunologic, and…

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    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, commonly known as SLE or Lupus is said to be a disease of the immune system called autoimmune diseases where ones immune system attacks the body with the production of antibodies. The attack causes damage and swelling to the tissues of the body. Inflammation caused by lupus can be very detrimental to major organs such as the lungs, heart, kidneys, brain and nervous system all of which are very important for the proper function of the…

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    I chose the topic of lupus at the beginning of my science journal project. As I did more research I found the more specific autoimmune disease, systemic lupus erythematosus. The most research was on women who have systemic lupus erythematosus and how their loss of muscle function effects their daily lives. I found this topic interesting because I like to learn about women’s health and what types of effects different diseases have on their bodies. According to Andrew et al. (2015), muscle…

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    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is defined as a chronic inflammatory condition caused by an autoimmune disease in which the body mistakenly attacks its own healthy tissue (Williams, 2011). An abbreviation commonly used for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is SLE. Lupus can affect various parts of the body. This includes the skin, joints, kidneys, blood, brain, heart, and lungs (Petri, 2003). This disorder cannot be cured, but treatment can help. The treatment goal is to…

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    Lupus Erythematosus is an auto immune disease which means that the immune system makes antibodies that attack the healthy tissue. This leads to skin problems such as sores and rashes. Discoid Lupus Erythematosus is only relating to problems with skin. However, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus involves the destruction of vital organs along with skin complications. This disease cannot be cured, but it can be treated. Many people who have Lupus suffer through “flares” which are times in which the…

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    The body’s immune system is a group of cells and tissues responsible to protect body from foreign organism like bacteria, viruses and fungi. Antibodies, one of the cells that recognize these foreign organism and will destroy them (Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine : The Gale Group, Inc., 2008). Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that recognize the body’s own tissues as foreign invaders. Autoimmune disease is a disorder in which the immune system fights the body’s own cells…

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