Lupus, technically known as systemic lupus erythematosus, is an autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue in many parts of the body. Symptoms vary... Wikipedia

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  • Specialty:  Rheumatology
  • Symptoms:  Painful and swollen joints, fever, chest pain, hair loss, mouth ulcers, swollen lymph nodes, feeling tired, red rash
  • Usual onset:  15–45 years of age
  • Duration:  Long term
  • Causes:  Unclear
  • Diagnostic method:  Based on symptoms and blood tests
  • Medication:  NSAIDs, corticosteroids, immunosuppressants, hydroxychloroquine, methotrexate
  • Frequency:  2–7 per 10,000
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