Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: What is SLE?

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and affects all the major organs of the body. Being a systemic inflammatory disorder, lupus commonly presents a multitude of symptoms.

Interested in knowing what the symptoms of lupus are? Read more about it here.

In this video shared by Sansa Med in 2012, find out more about the symptoms and signs of lupus, how it’s diagnosed, and how it can be very difficult to diagnose, taking an average of seven years for a patient to reach a diagnosis due to its many varied and often invisible symptoms. Also discussed is how lupus can affect pregnant women and who’s more at risk of developing it.

Find out more about what lupus is exactly.

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