Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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General Info about Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

"By exudative erythema is understood a disease of unknown etiology with polymorphic skin lesions--hyperaemia, oedema, and hemorrhage--arthritis occasionally, and a variable number of visceral manifestations, of which the most important are gastro-intestinal crises,endocarditis, pericarditis, acute nephritis, and hemorrhage from the mucous surfaces. Recurrence is a special feature…and attacks may come on... even throughout a long period of years."
-Willial Osler, 1895

Systemic lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic disease with many manifestations. SLE is an autoimmune disease in which the body's own immune system is directed against the body's own tissues (the body harms its own healthy cells and tissues ) leading to inflammation of various body tissues. It can occur at all ages, but is more common in young women. In addition, lupus can run in families, but the risk that a child or a brother or sister of a patient will also have lupus is still quite low.


Etiology

Lupus is a complex disease, the cause of which is unknown. In addition, some autoantibodies join with substances from the body's own cells or tissues to form molecules called immune complexes. A buildup of these immune complexes in the body also contributes to inflammation and tissue injury in persons with lupus. Researchers do not yet understand all the factors that cause inflammation and tissue damage in lupus.

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John_123

My sister is recently detected with LUPUS SLE , her age is around 31 years .Doctor told us that it will be a long treatment . But all of us are wondering how long it will be . Please tell me is there any chance of complete cure or if it is controlled then can the person live a normal life ??? Also is there any NGO in India for any help.

Wendie

hey Mark,my name is Wendy and I was diagnosed with SLE when I was 16 years old. But before that,I went through a lot of suffering...pain,not knowing what was wrong nd I understand ur situation nd how U feel.There isn't much U can do about the pain other than learn how to manage it but most important,have a positive attitude,accept that U have it nd talk to those close to U to let them know how U feel as a support system is essential.But remember U are not alone nd have faith.

mark76

my name is mark I am 14 years old I have been diagnoses with SLE I am always in pain but its like no one even cares its life and i have to deal with it just wanted to put that out there i am always stress how can i prevent that? anyone?

http://www.arunachala-ramana.org/doctor_manickam.htm try the medicine by this doctor. Karthik chennai

jyotshana.kumari

My name is Jyotshna. I am 23 years unmarried girl, suffering from S.L.E, Which was detected by S.G.P.G.I, Lucknow. I am taking Wysalone-5mg daily with H.C.Q.S. My growth is not proper.I feel pains and weakness in joints. Is there any permanent treatment for this disease? If possible, please advice me.

Hi Jyotsna, You may be needing immunosupprasent as well.Which kind of SLE you have?Consult a nephrologist soon

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