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Systemic lupus erythematosus

Lupus is an uncommon, complex and poorly understood condition that affects many parts of the body and causes many different symptoms.
Symptoms of lupus
The symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can vary from person to person. The main symptoms include fatigue, joint pain and skin rashes.
Causes of lupus
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune condition, which means it is caused by problems with the immune system.
Diagnosing lupus
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) can be difficult to diagnose as the symptoms of SLE are sometimes very similar to other common conditions.
Treating lupus
There is currently no cure for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) but treatments are available to help to ease your symptoms.
Complications of lupus
If your symptoms of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are mild or well-controlled, you may not have complications. For others, SLE can be a serious condition.
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