Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
, also simply referred as lupus
, is a chronic disease characterized by chronic inflammation of body tissues caused by autoimmune disease
Symptoms of SLE can be different, because it affects people differently and not all affected people have the same symptoms. In any case, there are some symptoms commonly associated with this disease, including:
- low-grade fever
- loss of appetite
- muscle aches
- joint pain
In addition, the most typical skin symptom of lupus is the development of the so-called "butterfly rash"
over the nose and cheeks. The rash is painless and does not itch.
Besides, people with SLE may have a rash over the scalp
that finally leads to scarring and hair loss (alopecia).
Furthermore, weight changes
can also occur due to this condition.
If have any further questions, please go to see a doctor for professional help.
Key words: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); lupus; autoimmune disease.