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Understanding Lupus: Evaluation and Management

In the previous article, we tried to understand how SLE patients present and when to suspect it. Most of the time, the disease just keeps glaring at us and we still miss it because we do not think about it. Now once we have suspected SLE on the basis of clinical symptoms and confirmed it […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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