24 Sep 2009
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disorder. It may affect the skin, joints, kidneys, and other organs.
SLE (lupus) is an autoimmune disease. This means there is a problem with the body's normal immune system response. Normally, the immune system helps protect the body from harmful substances. But in patients with an autoimmune disease, the immune system can't tell the difference between harmful substances and healthy ones. The result is an overactive immune response that attacks otherwise healthy cells and tissue. This leads to chronic (long-term) inflammation.
Please see link below for detailed information about Lupus.
- Hydroxychloroquine Information for Consumers
- Hydroxychloroquine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Hydroxychloroquine (detailed)
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - I just got back home a few day back after a episode of pericarditis.?
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3 answers • 13 Mar 2010
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - Does anyone mind telling me how they were diagnosed. I just went for?
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5 answers • 1 Oct 2011
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10 answers • 9 Feb 2012
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2 answers • 4 Apr 2012
... disease to say the least. I got diagnosed at 17 yrs old so I have been through a lot. I'm in a flare up right now and have to postpone my ...
9 answers • 3 Aug 2012