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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Research Developments (Hardback)
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Research Developments (Hardback)

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Hardback 254 Pages / Published: 01/01/2008
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Lupus is a condition of chronic inflammation caused by an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune diseases are illnesses that occur when the body's tissues are attacked by its own immune system. The immune system is a complex system within the body that is designed to fight infectious agents, for example, bacteria, and other foreign invaders. One of the mechanisms that the immune system uses to fight infections is the production of antibodies. Patients with lupus produce abnormal antibodies in their blood that target tissues within their own body rather than foreign infectious agents. Because the antibodies and accompanying cells of inflammation can involve tissues anywhere in the body, lupus has the potential to affect a variety of areas of the body. Sometimes lupus can cause disease of the skin, heart, lungs, kidneys, joints, and/or nervous system. When only the skin is involved, the condition is called discoid lupus. When internal organs are involved, the condition is called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
ISBN: 9781600218590
Number of pages: 254
Weight: 788 g
Dimensions: 180 x 260 mm

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