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What is systemic lupus erythematosus? How dangerous?


Systemic lupus erythematosus is a form of lupus erythematosus, which occurs when the immune system attacks your own tissues and organs. Inflammation caused by lupus can affect many different body systems — including joints, skin, kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and lungs.

Lupus erythematosus affects mainly the skin. A red, round rash that may appear on the skin or on the face, scalp, or elsewhere may change color. The rash caused by systemic lupus erythematosus often leaves scars or patches of light skin after it heals. So is lupus erythematosus dangerous, how long do people with lupus erythematosus live?
Some people are born with a predisposition to develop systemic lupus erythematosus , this can be due to an infection, certain medications, or even sunlight. There is currently no cure for systemic lupus erythematosus, which is a chronic disease, but treatments for the disease can help control the effects of the disease's symptoms.
Systemic lupus erythematosus is an extremely dangerous autoimmune disease that can affect any organ or part of the body. The organs that are susceptible to this disease are the skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, and eyes. Therefore, patients need to prevent heart and lung complications, lupus erythematosus, kidney complications, and especially women during pregnancy.
Common complications of systemic lupus erythematosus include:
Lupus erythematosus Renal complications : Lupus erythematosus causes severe damage to tissues in the kidneys, leading to kidney failure. It is one of the leading causes of death in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus. Symptoms of kidney damage include: Skin itching all over, nausea and vomiting, chest pain, leg edema,...; Blood and Blood Vessels: Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus may experience anemia, an increased risk of bleeding, coagulation, vascular occlusion, and vascular inflammation; Brain and central nervous system: Systemic lupus erythematosus causes headaches, dizziness, hallucinations, behavioral changes, or even strokes or seizures. Many patients with systemic lupus erythematosus have memory problems and difficulty expressing their thoughts; Heart: Lupus can cause pericardial fibrosis, damage to the mitral valve, tricuspid valve, myocarditis, pericarditis, leading to heart attacks; Lungs: Systemic lupus erythematosus makes patients susceptible to pneumonia, pleurisy, leading to pleural effusion, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hemorrhage, causing pain when breathing; For pregnant women: Having systemic lupus erythematosus increases the risk of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth for pregnant women. Pregnant women with a history of kidney disease are at increased risk for preeclampsia. In addition, women with systemic lupus erythematosus during pregnancy, if using corticosteroids, are also at increased risk of hypertension, diabetes, and kidney complications. Children whose mothers have lupus and are born with symptoms of lupus erythematosus manifest as discoid erythema, may have arrhythmias or hepatosplenomegaly. In summary, people with systemic lupus erythematosus need to be monitored and taken drugs as prescribed by the doctor, absolutely do not buy drugs or stop taking them because it will increase the danger of the disease.

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