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Diagnosing Lupus

Lupus: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

What is lupus? Lupus — also known as Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) — is a chronic, systemic, autoimmune, inflammatory disease. The body’s immune system attacks healthy tissues and organs, notably the skin, joints, heart, blood vessels, brain, kidneys, bones and lungs. Typically, our immune system makes antibodies to fight against foreign invaders like viruses and bacteria. ... Read more