SLEnotes - _ Slide 1 _ Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)...

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Slide 1 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Presented by Manny Ramos RN, MSN ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 2 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) • chronic inflammatory immune complex • connective tissue disease • Mostly females of childbearing age: more common in African Americans, Hispanics, Asians • Cause is unknown, causative factors are genetic, environmental, and hormonal • chronic case with periods of remissions and exacerbations ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ ___________________________________ Slide 3 Pathophysiology • Autoantibodies • tissue damage in multiple organs • Reaction to some medications (procainamide, hydralazine) causes a syndrome similar to lupus
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This note was uploaded on 10/18/2011 for the course NUR 2211 taught by Professor Judithclark during the Fall '11 term at Valencia.

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SLEnotes - _ Slide 1 _ Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)...

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