Lupus erythematosus

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  • Systemic Lupus

    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE is a complex systemic autoimmune disease characterized by the loss of tolerance to nuclear antigen, immune complex formation and innflammation in multiple organs ( Hagberg and Ronnblom, 2015). This disease is a very confusing disease. Through my research I have found many different things can happen to you once you are found with systemic lupus erythematosus or lupus for short. This disease is very interresting and hard to describe at the same time. You will…

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  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Case Study

    disease. One example of autoimmune 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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  • 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 Research Paper

    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Tricky Disease Imagine standing on stage in front of thousands of people and all of a sudden, something feels funny in your body and you collapse. This happened to Grammy-awarding winning singer, Toni Braxton. Performing on stage in Las Vegas in 2008, Toni Braxton collapsed on stage with what doctors thought was a minor heart attack (Ellise, 2014). Unfortunately, Toni Braxton was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE). This research paper will give an…

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  • Lupus

    Lupus is an autoimmune inflammatory disease. It is a disease that the immune system attacks the healthy tissue and organs of your body. The people who have lupus it can attack the skin, joints, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs. It is hard to diagnose the lupus because it can mimic other ailments. When people are talking about lupus they are talking about the systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE. This is the most common forms of lupus. With this type of lupus it can either be mild…

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  • Lupus Research Paper

    Lupus Lupus is an autoimmune disease that affects many parts of the body. Autoimmune diseases occur when the immune system begins doing the opposite of what it is supposed to do, meaning that it does not recognize the body’s cells and begin attacking them as if they were invaders. There are different types of lupus and this paper will cover Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, the most common type of lupus. Despite being such a common disease, lupus is difficult to diagnose due to the fact that its…

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  • Case Study Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    fulfillment of the requirements of N5315 Advanced Pathophysiology Mary Schira Ph.D., RN, ACNP-BC September 19, 2017 What causes systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus)? Why did the NP suspect that Sharon may have lupus? (15 pts) Exact cause of systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus) is not known. It is believed that some people are born with tendency to develop lupus that is triggered by a viral infection, chemical exposure or other unknown environmental factors. Some of the risk factors are…

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  • Endometriosis Essay

    Introduction Identified as a ‘chronic gynaecological disorder,’ (Giudice and Kao, 2004, p. 1789) endometriosis occurs, mostly found in the pelvic region, when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) is found outside the uterus where it shouldn’t be, tissue appears to be red, inflamed and may form nodules and cysts (Endometriosis New Zealand [ENZ], 2015). As Endometriosis New Zealand (2015) estimates at least 120,000 girls and women have endometriosis in New Zealand…

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  • Lupus Pathophysiology

    Although are many kinds of lupus, they all fall under one category, an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases occur when the body actually becomes allergic to itself. This happens when the antibodies used to protect the body from infectious agents attack the healthy cells and tissues instead (The Lupus Book). The types of lupus include discoid lupus, subacute cutaneous lupus, drug-induced lupus, neonatal lupus, and systemic lupus erythematosus, the most common type. Lupus damages many parts of…

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