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systemic lupus erythematosus

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noun Pathology.
an autoimmune inflammatory disease of the connective tissues, occurring mainly among middle-aged women, chiefly characterized by skin eruptions, joint pain, recurrent pleurisy, and kidney disease. Abbreviation: SLE
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Medical definitions for systemic lupus erythematosus

systemic lupus erythematosus
[ ĕr′ə-thē′mə-tōsəs, -thĕm′ə- ]

n.
A chronic multisystemic inflammatory disease with variable features, frequently including fever, weakness and fatigability, joint pains or arthritis, skin lesions on the face, neck, or upper extremities, and often affecting the kidneys, spleen, and various other organs.disseminated lupus erythematosus
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Scientific definitions for systemic lupus erythematosus

systemic lupus erythematosus
[ ĕr′ə-thē′mə-tōsĭs ]

An inflammatory autoimmune disease of the connective tissue, characterized by fever, skin rash, joint pain or arthritis, and anemia. It occurs most commonly in women and often affects the kidneys and nervous system, as well as other organs.
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