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Disease or Condition — Muscle, Bone, and Connective Tissue Disorders:
disseminated lupus erythematosus

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Description

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder that affects multiple organs and systems in the body. It is a chronic, inflammatory disease that can cause a wide range of symptoms, including fatigue, joint pain, skin rashes, and fever. In SLE, the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue, leading to inflammation and damage to the affected organs. Treatment for SLE typically involves medications to reduce inflammation and suppress the immune system.

Synonyms
  • Libman-Sacks disease
  • lupus
  • SLE
  • systemic lupus erythematosus
Symptoms (patient's findings)
  • abnormal weight loss
  • facial rash
  • fatigue
  • fever
  • joint pain
  • joint swelling
  • muscle pain
  • painless mouth ulcer
Signs (examiner's findings)
  • acute skin ultraviolet photosensitivty
  • alopecia areata
  • angioneurotic edema
  • digital ischemia
  • discoid rash
  • generalized enlarged lymph nodes
  • hepatomegaly
  • malar rash
  • pharyngeal ulcer
  • purpura
  • splenomegaly
  • telangiectasia
  • ulcerative oral mucositis
  • urticaria
  • vesicular eruption
Basic Lab Tests (measurements)

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