Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation of joints, tendons, skin, blood vessels and other connective tissue, and organs. SLE causes the immune system to produce antibodies that attack the body's healthy cells and tissue. Of all the forms of lupus, SLE is the most common and most well-known.
Last reviewedAugust 2013by Rosalyn Carson-DeWitt, MD; Brian Randall, MD
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