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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), also called simply lupus, is a chronic autoimmune condition in which the body creates antibodies, which instead of protecting the body, attack the... » Read on
There are many symptoms of SLE. Rarely do two people have the same symptoms, the most common ones include: ... » Read on
The cause of systemic lupus erythematosus is unknown. It appears to be triggered in some people, by: sunlight, ... » Read on
Because SLE can show up in a number of ways it is sometimes initially misdiagnosed; for example as rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis or ME. A range of blood tests... » Read on
There is at present no cure for SLE. Treatment is aimed at relieving the symptoms and slowing the development of the condition. Individuals can have years in remission but flare-ups do... » Read on

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