Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, multisystem, inflammatory disorder of autoimmune Etiology, occurring predominantly in young women. Common manifestations may include arthralgias and arthritis, Raynaud phenomenon, malar and other rashes, pleuritis or pericarditis, renal or CNS involvement, and hematologic cytopenia’s. Diagnosis requires clinical and serologic criteria. Treatment of severe, ongoing, active disease requires corticosteroids and sometimes immunosuppressants.
- Track 1-1 Epidemiology of systemic lupus erythematosus: an update
- Track 2-2 Genetics of Human SLE
- Track 3-3 Targeted Therapies for SLE