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  • Lupus : Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    Lupus is a disease in a person body that mistake some of the body’s own tissues for invaders trying to harm the body host, so the body take it cautionary and attacks the tissues. It is considered an autoimmune disease. There are different types of Lupus; the most common one is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) which is most common and serious type. Other types such as Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus aka Discoid Lupus is limited to skin and doesn’t cause the organ damage that happens with SLE. Systemic

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    of control is known as lupus. People that will most likely be susceptible to lupus are women between ages ten to fifty, and lean towards Asians and African Americans. There are three main types of lupus. Discoid lupus erythematosus occurs when there are red rashes and mainly affects the skin. Drug-induced lupus can be initiated from a limited amount of medicine that only lasts as long as they are used. The last and most common form of lupus is systemic lupus erythematosus or also called SLE. This

  • Systematic Lupus Erythematosus

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    Systematic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a very serious and mysterious disease affecting the immune system. The immune system is designed to protect against foreign substances such as viruses, bacteria, and germs that have infiltrated the body. The immune system has an innate component and an adaptive ability that allows it to produce cells specially designed to destroy foreign or “non-self” substances. The adaptive immune system has two main cells, B cells and T cells. There are different types of

  • A Closer Look at Lupus Erythematosus

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    Lupus is an autoimmune disease where the body's immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue. Under normal function, the immune system makes proteins called antibodies in order to protect and fight against antigens such as viruses and bacteria. Lupus makes the immune system unable to differentiate between antigens and healthy tissue. This leads the immune system to direct antibodies against the healthy tissue - not just antigens - causing swelling, pain, and tissue damage

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

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    Background Definition Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystemic autoimmune disease that results from immune system-mediated tissue damage. Manifestations of SLE can involve the skin, joints, kidney, central nervous system, cardiovascular system, serosal membranes, and the hematologic and immune systems. The disease is highly heterogeneous, with individual patients manifesting variable combinations of clinical features. In most patients with SLE the disease is characterized by a waxing

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Case Study

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    autoimmune disorders is referred to as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), and currently affects at least five million people worldwide, with 90 percent of individuals being women between the ages of 15 and 44 (“Statistics on Lupus”, n.d.). Perhaps the most concerning factor of this sometimes debilitating disease is that there is no proven cure. Instead, there are several treatments methods that have been proven effective for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus,

  • Case Study: Lupus (Luupus Erythematosus)

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    Lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus) Overview: Lupus (or systemic lupus erythematosus, the name of its most common form) is a disease that can affect almost all parts of the body, causing symptoms of mild to very severe, so much so that some of them can be lethal. To treat lupus is necessary to understand its operation, if the lupus concerns you directly or indirectly, this article will help you understand it better, explaining what it is and what are the cures. Causes: To understand the disease

  • Evidence-Based Practice Nursing Interventions and Treatment for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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    Evidence-Based Practice Nursing Interventions and Treatment for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Pain. Fatigue. Rashes. Depression. These are a few of the manifestations associated with systemic lupus erythematosus, an autoimmune disease that affects millions of people worldwide with eighty percent of them being women ages 15-45 (Tretheway, 2004). Systemic lupus erythematosus is a disease where the body literally attacks itself. For reasons that are not known, the body loses the ability to recognize

  • Lupus Essay

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    When someone has lupus they have a different outlook on life. For patients with this disease, even the easiest task can be painful to the body or joints. Lupus is not contagious. “Lupus is a disease of the immune system. The immune system protects the body from inflection”(http://lupus.webmd.com). With lupus, the immune system attacks the tissue in many parts of the body. Lupus affects women more than men(www.womenshealth.gov). There are many different types of lupus, and each symptom affect different

  • lupus

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    What is happening in research? ¨     Many doctors and scientists are investigating the cause and cure of lupus. At medical centres worldwide (including Canada), research has led to improved tests and techniques for diagnosis and better methods for predicting flares. These allow doctors to start treatment sooner, which improves chances for success. As part of research, many centres collect and store patient information and statistics. The results of this data can help doctors and patients make better

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