systemic lupus erythematosus

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systemic lupus er·​y·​the·​ma·​to·​sus | \ -ˌer-ə-ˌthē-mə-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce systemic lupus erythematosus (audio) \

Definition of systemic lupus erythematosus

: a chronic, inflammatory, variable autoimmune disease of connective tissue that occurs chiefly in women and is typically characterized by fever, skin rash, fatigue, and joint pain and often by disorders of the blood, kidneys, heart, lungs, and brain (such as hemolytic anemia, nephritis, pleurisy, pericarditis, cognitive dysfunction, or meningitis) abbreviation SLE

called also lupus

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Recent Examples on the Web The physical symptoms of ME can be as disabling as multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and congestive heart failure, according to the campaign group Action for ME. Lucia Osborne-crowley, refinery29.com, 15 Aug. 2021 Cleghorn lives with systemic lupus erythematosus, a serious autoimmune disease, far more frequent in women than in men, that can attack various organs and is challenging to diagnose and treat. Washington Post, 2 July 2021 This self-attack can be directed against one organ — like the thyroid in Hashimoto's thyroiditis — or multiple organ systems simultaneously — like systemic lupus erythematosus. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, 28 May 2021 There are four forms in all: systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), lupus confined to the skin, lupus caused by some prescription drugs and a rare lupus that affects infants of women with the disease. Matt Villano, CNN, 10 May 2021 It can also be used to treat discoid lupus erythematosus and systemic lupus erythematosus. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 22 May 2020 Lupus, aka systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), is an autoimmune disease that affects the body’s ability to tell the difference between foreign invaders (think: the flu) and healthy tissue. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, 9 Sep. 2019 The most common type is systemic lupus erythematosus, known as SLE for short. Azmia Magane, Allure, 7 Sep. 2019 There are different forms of lupus, but the most common one is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which can cause issues with your joints, kidneys, skin, blood cells, brain, lungs, or heart. Korin Miller, SELF, 16 Aug. 2018

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1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Systemic lupus erythematosus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/systemic%20lupus%20erythematosus. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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systemic lupus erythematosus

noun
systemic lupus er·​y·​the·​ma·​to·​sus | \ -ˌer-ə-ˌthē-mə-ˈtō-səs How to pronounce systemic lupus erythematosus (audio) \

Medical Definition of systemic lupus erythematosus

: a chronic, inflammatory, variable, autoimmune disease of connective tissue that occurs chiefly in women and is typically characterized by fever, skin rash, fatigue, and joint pain and often by disorders of the blood, kidneys, heart, lungs, and brain (such as hemolytic anemia, nephritis, pleurisy, pericarditis, cognitive dysfunction, or meningitis) No disease more dramatically illustrates the body's capacity to turn on itself than systemic lupus erythematosus— Stephen E. Goldfinger and Paul Cotton, Harvard Medical Health Letter, September 1992 We would also run blood tests for autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus, in which the body reacts to its own cells and proteins …— Abigail Zuger, Discover, March 1994 abbreviation SLE

called also systemic lupus

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