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Systemic Lupus Erythematous (SLE)

Pathophysiology 1) systemic disorder with tissue damage secondary to autoantibodies and immune complex deposition 2) cause is unknown but likely requires an environmental stimulus (example is ultraviolet light) in presence of many susceptibility genes Signs and Symptoms 1) butterfly rash on face 2) short hairs in frontal scalp (“lupus hairs”) 3) “carpet tack” skin lesions Continue Reading