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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Etiology Lupus is an autoimmune disease that effects the connective tissues of the bodyIn autoimmune diseases, the immune system attacks tissues in the body by destroying parts of the cell’s nucleus Lupus is most likely to appear between the ages of 15 and 40, but does have the possibility to show at any age
PathophysiologyIn an immune system that is healthy, the system produces antibodies and lymphocytes. These help fight off bacteria and viruses from the body to keep the person healthy. Patients with Lupus, however, have antibodies that fight against these healthy cells and tissues. When these antibodies fight off good cells it causes inflammation in the body, which can ultimately lead to damage to the bodies organs, tissues and joints.
CausesThe cause of Lupus is unknownGenes, viruses and drugs could assist in some one developing the autoimmune disorderLupus is more common in women then men due to hormones

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