Health Tip on Treatment Guidelines for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that causes skin rash and can affect multiple organs including the kidneys, joints and the brain. The disease was in the news recently when the singer and actress Selena Gomez underwent a kidney transplant following failure of her kidneys due to SLE. Recent guidelines published by the British Society for Rheumatology will help rheumatologists and other health care professionals working with patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)in the United Kingdom to treat them appropriately.

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