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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Glossary

systemic lupus erythematosus

A chronic, inflammatory, connective tissue disease that can affect the joints and many organs, including the skin, heart, lungs, kidneys, and nervous system. It can cause many different symptoms; however, not everyone with systemic lupus erythematosus has all of the symptoms. Also called lupus and SLE.

Last updated: 2016-01-06

Source: The National Cancer Institute's Dictionary of Cancer Terms (http://www.cancer.gov/dictionary)