SC121 UNIT 4 DB.docx - Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Systemic lupus erythematosus or simply lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease of connective tissue

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Systemic lupus erythematosus, or simply lupus, is a chronic inflammatory disease of connective tissue occurring mostly in nonwhite women during their childbearing years. It is an autoimmune disease that can cause tissue damage in everybody system(Tortora, 2014). Symptoms: Painful joints, low-grade fever, fatigue, mouth ulcers, weight loss, enlarged lymph nodes and spleen, sensitivity to sunlight, rapid loss of large amounts of scalp hair, and anorexia. An eruption across the bridge of the nose and cheeks called a “butterfly rash.” Other skin lesions may occur, including blistering and ulceration. The erosive nature of some SLE skin lesions was thought to resemble the damage inflicted by the bite of a wolf thus, the name lupus (= wolf). The most serious complications of the disease involve inflammation of the kidneys, liver, spleen, lungs, heart, brain, and gastrointestinal tract (Tortora, 2014). Diagnosis: The following are 11 criteria used for diagnosing systemic lupus erythematosus: malar rash, discoid skin rash, photosensitivity, mucous membrane
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