Systemic lupus erythematosus (pronounced /sɨˈstɛmɨk ˈluːpəs ˌɛrɨˌθiːməˈtoʊsəs/ ( listen), often abbreviated to SLE or lupus, is a chronic systemic autoimmune disease (or autoimmune connective tissue disease) that can affect any part of the body. As occurs in other autoimmune diseases, the immune system attacks the body’s cells and tissue, resulting in inflammation and tissue damage.Read more on Wikipedia
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