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SLE syndrome – autoimmune type pathology of a chronic nature. Lupus manifestation is swelling and pain everywhere – inflammatory processes consequence. With this pathology, the immune system functions defectively, attacking its own cells, and not hostile ones. Thus, healthy cells are at risk.
Its symptomatology is manifested by flashes, and doesn’t have constancy. Simultaneously, manifestation degree can be both mild and strict enough to have significant daily life impact.
Why SLE glomerulonephritis syndrome arises and progresses is unknown. Nevertheless, medical community representatives are actively working on this. Among the possible factors having a beneficial effect on lupus development, the following can be distinguished:
The onset of systemic erythematosus lupus symptoms can be quite mild and insignificant. Over time, their severity changes. General symptomatology are as follows.
With systemic lupus erythematosus, skin rash has a certain character. Extensive patches of rich red color occur in hands and wrists’ areas, and on facial skin – butterfly-shaped eruptions affecting cheeks and nose bridge. Mostly, rashes begin to actively manifest themselves after a person has spent hours in the open sun.
When a rash occurs, discomfort, itching and pain are felt. Sometimes, the rash disappears quickly, nevertheless, some ulcers persist for a long time.
Diagnosing lupus is quite difficult, and the process takes a long time. It’s grounded that pathology is similar in symptomatology to other illnesses, and it may take a long period for the full symptoms to develop.
First, doctors examine patients’ genetic history to identify the pathology presence in close relatives. Then, patients are prescribed laboratory tests for antinuclear antibodies – with lupus development, results are positive. Additionally, a general blood test is performed to detect inflammatory processes and other abnormalities.
Lupus erythematosus systemic disease is chronic and stays with people for life. There’s no therapy being able to eliminate the pathology. Cure’s goal is symptomatology remission by making them mild or inactive. Since lupus is completely unpredictable in nature, patients need to visit the doctor regularly and be examined.
Mostly, to relieve symptoms, patients are prescribed the following:
More complex therapy is required if erythematosus systemic lupus aggressively affects organs: kidneys, lungs, etc.