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Stephanie HernandezSC121 Unit 4 Discussion Board Autoimmune DiseaseSystemic Lupus ErythematosusSystematic Lupus Erythematosus, (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that can affect any organ in the body including: joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart and lungs. SLE is complicate todiagnose because it mimics symptoms that are common with other ailments. The severity of SLEcan range from mild to life-threatening (Mayo Clinic, 2018).Although, no two cases are the same, a facial rash resembling butterfly wings across the cheeks is a common symptom associated with SLE. Other symptoms, often called flare ups include:FatigueFeverJoint pain, stiffness and swellingrashes on the bodySkin lesions that appear or worsen with sun exposure Fingers and toes turn white or blue when exposed to cold or during stressful periods Shortness of breathChest painDry eyesHeadachesconfusion memory lossIt appears that SLE is a result of genetics and coming into contact with something in the environment that triggers it. Some potential triggers include, sun exposure, infections, and medications There isn’t a test designated that detects SLE. One must undergo a series of tests andanalysis. These may include, blood and urine tests, imaging tests, and biopsy (Lupus Resource Center, 2018).Factors that may increase your risk of SLE include, your sex, age, and race. SLE is most common in women and is often diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 45. SLE is also most

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Term
Spring
Professor
Iannelli
Tags
Systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren, Sj gren s syndrome, Sjogren s Syndrome

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