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Understanding Lupus: For Beginners

Understanding Lupus: For Beginners

WHAT IS LUPUS?
Lupus or systemic lupus erythrematosus (SLE) is an inflammatory connective tissue disease affecting multipe organs of the body. SLE is a type of autoimmune disease characterised by widespread activation of the immune system, with Tcell-Bcell interaction, auto-antibody generation, immune complex formation and deposition and deposition.
WHAT CAUSES LUPUS?
Research is still going on studying the causation for lupus. While …

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: ACR Criteria Diagnosis

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: ACR Criteria Diagnosis

The American College of Rheumatology ( ACR ) established 11 criteria in 1982, which were revised in 1997 as a classificatory instrument to operationalise the definition of SLE in clinical trials. They were not intended to be used to diagnose individuals and do not do well in that capacity.

For the purpose of identifying patients for clinical studies, a person …

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