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Lupus erythematosus

Lupus erythematosus: Introduction

Lupus erythematosus: aid an autoimmune disorder which can affect most of the organs in the body. See detailed information below for a list of 14 causes of Lupus erythematosus, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Lupus erythematosus Treatments

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Lupus erythematosus

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Article Excerpts about Lupus erythematosus

Lupus (also called systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE) is a disorder of... (Source: excerpt from NINDS Neurological Sequelae Of Lupus Information Page: NINDS)

Lupus is a disorder of the immune system known as an autoimmune disease. In autoimmune diseases, the... (Source: excerpt from Handout on Health Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: NIAMS)

An inflammation of the connective tissues, SLE can afflict every organ... (Source: excerpt from Connective Tissue Diseases: NWHIC)

Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which the body literally attacks itself, harming its own... (Source: excerpt from Lupus Fact Sheet: NWHIC)

Definitions of Lupus erythematosus:

RAEB: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). an autoimmune connective tissue disease with variable features.
- (Source - Diseases Database)

A chronic inflammatory collagen disease affecting connective tissue (skin or joints)
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Detailed list of causes of Lupus erythematosus

The list below shows some of the causes of Lupus erythematosus mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Lupus erythematosus?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Lupus erythematosus. Of the 14 causes of Lupus erythematosus that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 11 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Lupus erythematosus:

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What are the alternative names for Lupus erythematosus:

SLE, Systemic lupus erythematosus
- (Source - Diseases Database)

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Medical Conditions associated with Lupus erythematosus:

Immune system symptoms (465 causes), Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes)

Symptoms related to Lupus erythematosus:

Antibiotics, Antidepressants, Autoimmunity, Clearance deficiency, Connective tissue diseases, Environmental triggers, Genetic, Hydralazine, Mediactions, Phenytoin

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