Lupus Erythematosus Research Paper

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Kelli Worobel
Dr Stewart
BSL 115- Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Galen College

Criteria #1, Description of the pathology and Criteria #2, Body System (s) involved
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus “The Lupus Foundation of America estimates that 1.5 million Americans, and at least five million people worldwide, have a form of lupus” (Lupus Foundation of America Inc, 2017) Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, referred to as SLE or lupus, is a chronic, long term disease that causes inflammation, pain and swelling. SLE can be confused with other health problems due to its wide range of symptoms. SLE affects the skin, joints, and other organs in the body such as the kidneys, the tissue lining the lungs (pleura) and heart …show more content…

Their skin would not have any type of butterfly rash across cheeks and bridge of nose. The patient would also not have confusion or changes in their personality, which are symptoms of the central nervous system or CNS. The Peripheral nervous system would be responsible for symptoms like numbness and tingling. The red blood cells would deliver oxygen throughout the body, the white blood cells would keep foreign pathogens from destroying cells and tissue and the platelets would help clot the blood. There would be no signs of inflammation or weakening of the heart muscle. The patient’s bones would not be brittle or depleted of calcium due to long term steroid use (Kirkbride, …show more content…

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