Lupus erythematosus

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  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    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 Systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body (skin, joints, and/or organs inside the body). There are various forms of lupus. Cutaneous lupus erythematosus or lupus dermatitis is when the skin…

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  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Essay

    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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  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Case Study

    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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  • Lupus Erythematosus Research Paper

    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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  • Essay On Lupus Erythematosus

    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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  • Lupus Environmental Issues

    based on human health was Lupus. People are constantly questioning the causes and effects of Lupus. Seeing if there is a connection between Lupus and the environment is one that many have researched and tested on. “Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic disease of unclear etiology, characterized by an overactive immune system and the production of antibodies that may target normal tissues of many organ systems, including the kidneys. It can arise at any age and occurs mainly in women”…

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  • Aspects Of Hydroxychloroquine

    Results Of 11,996 articles, 15 articles were reviewed for this systematic review that were relevant to clinical research topic. The results from the articles were used to address the question which treatment immunosuppressives or corticosteroids is better in treating adolescents with systemic lupus erythematosus. Immunosuppressives reviewed in this paper are Hydroxychloroquine, Methotrexate, Cyclophosphamide, Rituximab, Azathioprine, Mycophenolate Mofetil, Anti-cytokines (including anti-TNF…

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  • Lupus Disease

    Lupus, an autoimmune disease, is one of many immune disorders where our own defenses turn on us and attack our own cells and tissues. There are many forms of this disease as well and with many symptoms that can be misleading, diagnosis can be a difficult task. Symptoms can range from flu like symptoms to those that resemble arthritis, and many other diseases in between. The most common symptoms include extreme fatigue, swollen and painful joints or arthritis, fevers that are unexplained, various…

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  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Case Study

    diseases is systemic lupus erythematosus, which nearly 5 millions people are suffering various kinds of symptoms of this disease around the world (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). In this essay, I will primarily focus on the causes and risk factors of systemic lupus erythematosus, start by discussing how the immune system work properly and followed by explaining systemic lupus erythematosus in depth.…

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  • Pros And Cons Of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    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…

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