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Learn more about Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)?

An autoimmune disease, caused by the body's own immune system attacking organs and cells in the body. The exact cause is unclear, but risk factors include female gender, childbearing age, and heredity.

Symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

  • Pain in the same joints on both left and right sides.

  • Skin abnormality

  • New bumps appearing while some bumps are healing already

  • Red rash over cheeks

  • Fever

  • Joint pain even when resting

  • Redness in sun-exposed areas of skin

  • History of heart murmur

Questions your doctor may ask to check for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

  • Do you have the same joint pain on both sides of your body (symmetrical)?

  • Do you have any skin problems?

  • Is there a mix of improving and new rashes?

  • Do you have bright red rashes on your cheeks?

  • Do you have a fever?

Treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

While there is no cure, treatment of SLE aims to keep the disease inactive and to ease symptoms. This is done through medicines which suppress or modify the immune system. Creams can be given for rashes, or anti-inflammation medicines and painkillers for joint pain.

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