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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  • Alan J. BridgesEmail author


Systemic lupus erythematosus typically manifests with fatigue, rash and joint pain in young women. However, this autoimmune disorder can affect any organ system and can cause severe disease leading to renal failure, stroke and death. Because systemic lupus erythematosus can present with many different organ system manifestations the clinician should consider connective tissue disease in the differential diagnosis.


Systemic lupus erythematosus Autoantibodies Connective tissue disease 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Madison VA Hospital, University of Wisconsin Hospital, Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA

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