n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Systemic lupus erythematosus : medifile




Extracted from text ... MEDIFILE 301 The focus of this Medifile article is systemic lupus erythematosus, also known as SLE, which is another uncommon chronic disease to which prescribed minimum benefits are applicable. For the algorithm for SLE please see www.medicalschemes.com. BACKGROUND Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, inflammatory disease affecting the skin, joints, kidneys, lungs, nervous system, serous membranes and/or other organs. Dysfunction of the immune system has been suggested as the cause of SLE. Adverse reaction to certain drugs may cause a lupus-like syndrome. Women are affected more frequently than men. Diagnosis is based on physical examination and laboratory ..


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