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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.
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