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Systemic lupus erythematosus with multiple organ complications

Systemic lupus erythematosus with multiple organ complications

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease, mostly with a chronic course, that can affect almost all important organs, most commonly skin, joints, heart and vessels, kidneys, central nervous system and lungs. The disease is characterized by B-lymphocyte hyperactivity, which leads to the formation of autoantibodies predominantly directed against non-specific antigens. This case study describes a case of SLE with multiple organ complications in a 29-year-old female patient.

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author: Katarína Demková | discipline: Internal Medicine, Rheumatology | published on: 2.1.2018 | last modified on: 16.4.2018 | Creative Commons License