Systemic lupus erythematosus

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Systemic lupus erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a complex autoimmune disease characterized by production of autoantibodies against nuclear, cytoplasmic, and cell surface molecules that transcend organ-specific boundaries. Tissue deposition of antibodies or immune complexes induces inflammation and subsequent injury of multiple organs and finally results in clinical manifestations of SLE, including glomerulonephritis, dermatitis, thrombosis, vasculitis, seizures, and arthritis. Evidence strongly suggests the involvement of genetic components in SLE susceptibility (summary by {93:Oishi et al., 2008}). Genetic Heterogeneity of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus An autosomal recessive form of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLEB16; {614420}) is caused by mutation in the DNASE1L3 gene ({602244}) on chromosome 3p14.3. See MAPPING and MOLECULAR GENETICS sections for a discussion of genetic heterogeneity of susceptibility to SLE.
 

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International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis

We are committed to eliminating the adversity caused by autoimmune arthritis by uniting resources that will raise global awareness, providing wellness education and support, and conducting patient-centered research that will improve the quality of life for those affected by these diseases.

Last Updated: 18 Sep 2014

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International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis

We are committed to eliminating the adversity caused by autoimmune arthritis by uniting resources that will raise global awareness, providing wellness education and support, and conducting patient-centered research that will improve the quality of life for those affected by these diseases.

http://www.ifautoimmunearthritis.org

Last Updated: 18 Sep 2014

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Systemic lupus erythematosus" returned 4697 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

The Importance of an Early Diagnosis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
 

Author(s): Gian D Sebastiani, Immacolata Prevete, Annamaria Iuliano, Giovanni Minisola

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. ;18(3-4):212-5.

 

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease with a high degree of variability at onset, making it difficult to reach a correct and prompt diagnosis.

Last Updated: 27 May 2016

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Quality of Life, Coping and Depression in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.
 

Author(s): Mahmoud Abu-Shakra

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. ;18(3-4):144-5.

 

Physical, mental and social well-being are important outcomes in patients with chronic rheumatic diseases, including systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The MOS SF-36 and the WHO QoL Bref are appropriate for assessing quality of life (QoL) in patients with SLE. The QoL of patients ...

Last Updated: 27 May 2016

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Patterns of foot complaints in systemic lupus erythematosus: a cross sectional survey.
 

Author(s): Simon J Otter, Sunil Kumar, Peter Gow, Nicola Dalbeth, Michael Corkill, Maheswaran Rohan, Kevin A Davies, Sam Pankathelam, Keith Rome

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Foot complaints are common in inflammatory arthropathies such as rheumatoid arthritis and cause considerable disability. However, little is published about the nature and extent of foot complaints in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We aimed to explore foot complaints among people ...

Last Updated: 23 Mar 2016

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The terms "Systemic lupus erythematosus" returned 522 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Vitamin D and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Myth or Reality?
 

Author(s): Abdulla Watad, Shana G Neumann, Alessandra Soriano, Howard Amital, Yehuda Shoenfeld

Journal: Isr. Med. Assoc. J.. ;18(3-4):177-82.

 

There is growing interest in the contribution of vitamin D deficiency to autoimmunity. Several studies have shown an association between low levels of vitamin D and autoimmune disorders, including multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, autoimmune thyroid diseases, ...

Last Updated: 27 May 2016

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(18)F-FDG PET/CT imaging in systemic lupus erythematosus related autoimmune haemolytic anaemia and lymphadenopathy.
 

Author(s): Xuemei Zhang, Changyun Xu, Xucai Wang

Journal: Hell J Nucl Med. ;19(1):42-5.

 

We present a case of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) related autoimmune haemolytic anaemia (AIHA) and lymphadenopathy. AIHA as a serious complication of SLE, requiring urgent appropriate management. The timely differential diagnosis between SLE with lymphadenopathy and lymphoma, ...

Last Updated: 2 Apr 2016

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Eosinophilic Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis With Thrombotic Microangiopathy: Is Simultaneous Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Associated With Clinical Manifestations?: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.
 

Author(s): Shoichi Fukui, Naoki Iwamoto, Sosuke Tsuji, Masataka Umeda, Ayako Nishino, Yoshikazu Nakashima, Takahisa Suzuki, Yoshiro Horai, Tomohiro Koga, Shin-Ya Kawashiri, Kunihiro Ichinose, Yasuko Hirai, Mami Tamai, Hideki Nakamura, Tomoki Origuchi, NaĆ³e Kinoshita, Atsushi Kawakami

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(45):e1943.

 

Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is one of the antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitis, which is characterized by vasculitis of the small to medium-sized vessels. On the contrary, thrombotic microangiopathy (TMA) is a life-threatening condition ...

Last Updated: 12 Nov 2015

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Study of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

 

Last Updated: 19 May 2016

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Walk With Ease Program For Patients With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

 

Last Updated: 26 May 2016

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GENetic & Immunologic Abnomalies in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

 

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2016

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