Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
An autoimmune disease, where something triggers the to act against the bodies own tissues and produce
abnormal , which results in episodes of in joints, tendons and other connective tissues and organs.
Severity ranges from mild to debilitating. 90% of suffers are women in their teens to 30s.
Characteristics of this disorder include :
Treatment includes the and aspirin (for mild cases) and
(for more severe cases).
- Facial and skin rash
- Sensitivity to sunlight
- Kidney dysfunction
- Low white blood cell/platelet count
- Nerve or brain dysfunction
- Mouth sores
- Fluid around lungs, heart and other organs
Certain heart drugs such as hydralazine, procainamide and beta-blockers, can cause similar symptoms, which disappear when usage
of the drug is discontinued.