Vascular, Lymphatic and Systemic Conditions

Picture of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 1

Picture of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Systemic lupus erythematosus is the most common form of the autoimmune disease lupus. This red scaly rash on a person's cheek is typical. SLE affects the skin and other internal organs. It's possible for the heart, lungs and brain to become involved, followed by the formation of scar tissue (fibrosis). SLE is usually treated with corticosteroids.

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Text Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Lupus Foundation of America