Lupus erythematosus

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  • Physical Assessment Case Study

    A.B is a 25 year old female. Today this patient did not seek health care or have any concerns but allowed me to do a complete physical assessment on her for my physical assessment class. This patient states she is in good health at this time. A.B. lives in Avery, Texas with her husband, daughter, and two step daughters. The primary and only language spoken in this household is English. She states she and her family attend church occasionally, when asked how often occasionally is for her she…

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  • Character In Flannery O Connor's Short Stories

    of Flannery O'Connor's short stories she has at least one protagonist who is diseased or has a disability. She writes about characters who reject God and individuals who are in need of grace. At a young age, she got diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus, like her father. Nonetheless, she did not let this get in the way of her writing, and ultimately decided to base a handful of her characters and stories off of her experience in life and what she has seen. Rufus Johnson is a character who…

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  • Systemic Lupus Research Paper

    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is an autoimmune disease, where the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. To fight diseases our bodies produce antibodies, but in an SLE patient’s case, their body will produce what’s called ‘autoantibodies’. This means their immune system cannot tell the difference between foreign invaders and healthy cells. These autoantibodies cause the symptoms of the disease. Lupus can affect the skin, joints,…

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  • Essay On Social Determinants Of Health

    What are social determinants of health? Why are these determinants important? Social determinants of health are factors that influence the health of an individual. They assist in determining the extent to which a person is able to satisfy their personal, physical, social, and environmental needs. This paper will discuss specific social determinants which are affecting a Canadian family, and the changes that can be made to better the health of this family. The family in discussion is the Johnson…

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  • Erdheim-Chester Disease Research Paper

    Erdheim-Chester Disease is a fatal and an extremely rare disorder that can affect many different organs of the body. It is characterized by excessive production and accumulation of specific cells whose normal function is to fight infections. These cells, which are called histiocytes, infiltrate the loose connective tissue (lipid-laden macrophages) of the body. As a result this tissue becomes thickened, dense and fibrotic. Multiple different organs can be affected. Unless successful…

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  • Oedipus Erythematous Reflection

    Hearing the word “auto-immune” can be frightening. Especially when waiting on a diagnosis from your doctor. When I was told I have Systemic Lupus Erythematous I was in shock. Every symptom I experienced finally made sense. Anger was the first emotion I felt. I began to resent God for what he gave me. Why me? I’m too young to have a life ling illness. After many prayers and long talks with the man upstairs, I have full faith in The Lord’s plan for me. I believe God knows what is best for me.…

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  • Erdheim-Chester Disease: A Case Study

    Sjögren syndrome is also associated with rheumatic disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus. The hallmark symptoms of the disorder are dry mouth and dry eyes. In addition, Sjogren syndrome may cause skin, nose, and vaginal dryness, and may affect other organs of the body including the kidneys, blood vessels, lungs, liver, pancreas…

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  • Research Paper On Psoriasis

    What is Psoriasis? Psoriasis represents chronic inflammatory skin condition with complex pathophysiology and significant genetic background. This disease is characterized by erythematous, scaling lesions that exhibit variable patterns and body distribution, as well as different clinical phenotypes. Psoriasis can singifincatly influence the quality of life and usually requires lifetime control. Although hippocrates described scaling diseases of the skin under heading 'lopoi', the first clinical…

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  • The Importance Of Associative Learning

    As already stated earlier Zeus is a very obedient dog. He knows many tricks such as sit, lie down, roll over and he can even play dead. With the help of a dog’s favorite treat, one can teach them almost anything they’d like. However, it is more than likely that a dog will only learn something if he is getting rewarded for it. This can possibly be seen as a negative ability because if one was truly intelligent and learned with reasoning they could learn without reward or punishment, but many…

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  • Systemic Lupus Activity Measure

    patients can manage SLE with medication and live a normal life span [62]. There are several valid systems that measure SLE disease activity and symptom severity, such as the Systemic Lupus Activity Measure (SLAM), SLEDAI, Lupus Activity Index (LAI), European Consensus Lupus Activity Measurement (ECLAM), and British Isles Lupus Activity Group (BILAG) Index [25]. There is no preference of system or most effective measurement for SLE disease activity that is used by physicians [25].…

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