Systemic lupus erythematosus
Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder that may affect many organ systems including the skin, joints, blood vessels, and kidneys. The disease may be mild or severe and life threatening. Women are disproportionately affected.
- Last reviewed on 1/24/2013
- Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.
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