Pathogenesis of systemic lupus erythematous: Paradigm of systemic autoimmune diseases.
Author(s): Nilofor padhy
Lupus is a long-term autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system becomes hyperactive and attacks normal, healthy tissue. Symptoms include inflammation, swelling, and damage to the joints, skin, kidneys, blood, heart, and lungs. Systemic lupus erythematosus most often affects young women and involves a disorder in the body's immune system that can affect many parts of the body including joints. Scientists are finding different genetic patterns and autoantibodies for lupus and its complications.