Lupus is a condition of chronic inflammation caused by an autoimmune disease. Sometimes lupus can cause disease of the skin, heart, lungs, kidneys, and joints. When only the skin is involved, it is called discoid lupus. When internal organs are involved, it is called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This work presents the research in the field.
Lupus is a condition of chronic inflammation caused by an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that occur when the body's tissues are attacked by its own immune system. The immune system is a complex system within the body that is designed to fight infectious agents, for example, bacteria, and other foreign invaders. One of the mechanisms that the immune system uses to fight infections is the production of antibodies. Patients with lupus produce abnormal antibodies in their blood that target tissues within their own body rather than foreign infectious agents. Because the antibodies and accompanying cells of inflammation can involve tissues anywhere in the body, lupus has the potential to affect a variety of areas of the body.Sometimes lupus can cause disease of the skin, heart, lungs, kidneys, joints, and/or nervous system. When only the skin is involved, the condition is called discoid lupus. When internal organs are involved, the condition is called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
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Beneficial Effects of Statins in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Molecular Mechanism
Gastrointestinal Manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Current Treatment Options in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Complement: A Friend or Foe in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?
Research Trends in the Clinical Management of Lupus Nephritis
The Effect of Psycho-Social Stress on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A Theoretical Review
Current Research in the Treatment of Lupus Nephritis
Chloroquine in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Clinical Importance and Adverse Events in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Genetic Basis of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.