Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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General Principles

Definition

SLE is a multisystem disease of unknown etiology that primarily affects women of childbearing age. The female-to-male ratio is 9:1. It is most common in African Americans and typically occurs in the second and third decades of life.

Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology is multifactorial and incompletely understood, with interplay of genetic predisposition and environmental factors.

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General Principles

Definition

SLE is a multisystem disease of unknown etiology that primarily affects women of childbearing age. The female-to-male ratio is 9:1. It is most common in African Americans and typically occurs in the second and third decades of life.

Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology is multifactorial and incompletely understood, with interplay of genetic predisposition and environmental factors.

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