Systemic Lupus Erythematosus2020-05-21T11:10:30-05:00

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that causes inflammation and tissue damage. It can affect nearly every organ system in the body, including the skin, joints, kidneys, heart, lungs and central nervous system. Childhood lupus, or systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), affects between 5,000 and 10,000 children in the United States.

Researchers don’t know what causes SLE, but genetics appear to play a role. Other factors may include sunlight, stress, hormones, cigarette smoke, certain drugs or viruses.

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