Understanding Lupus

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Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder of the connective tissue affecting multiple organs. It is characterized by recurring remissions and exacerbations which predominantly affecting women.

How it happens?

Immune dysregulation in the form of autoimmunity
B-cell hyperactivity
Causing body to produce antibodies against its own cell components
Activation of immune response by formed antigen-antibody complexes
Production of antibodies against many different tissue components (RBCs, neutrophils, platelets, lymphocytes) or almost any organ or body tissue
Widespread degeneration of connective tissue
Possible cardiovascular, renal, and neurologic complication
Severe bacterial infections

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