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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 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 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 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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    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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    SLE or Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is a very complicated disease process. According to the American College of Rheumatology,” Lupus is a destructive inflammatory disease process. It affects multiple organ systems, usually characterized by fatigue, fever, skin lesions, joint pain and swelling, anemia often affecting the kidneys and various other organs. This disease is ten times more common in women than it is in men.” SLE is a chronic disease process that there is no known cure for, basically,…

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    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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    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is also a chronic, progressive inflammatory disease that affects connective tissue throughout the body causing wide spread damage to organs and systems (Ignatavicius & Workman, 2013). A defining characteristic of SLE is periods of exacerbations then relief, which can occur suddenly or over time. Common assessment finding of an individual with SLE include a butterfly rash on the face, alopecia, and arthritis of the small joints and knee (Ignatavicius &…

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    Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease which comprises many body organs (Mohammad, H. A. et al., 2014). SLE is a chronic autoimmune disorder affecting multiple organ systems including the skin, musculoskeletal system, kidneys, blood, heart, as well as the respiratory system. Central nervous system is also affected by the disease (Tsang, H. Y. H. et al., 2006). It is the most common multisystemic disorder facilitated through the immune system of the human body (Hussain, D. et…

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    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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    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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