Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic systemic autoimmune collagen vascular disease that can present itself in many forms throughout any system in the body. Classification, etiology, diagnosis, course of the illness with flares and remission, prognosis, treatment and emotional coping are covered. Five tables outline lab tests, classification of symptoms by tissues primarily affected, drugs used, dietary suggestions and symptoms which need the attention of a health care provider.
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