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Asian Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2015, Volume : 5, Issue : 4
First page : ( 501) Last page : ( 504)
Print ISSN : 2231-1149. Online ISSN : 2349-2996.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2349-2996.2015.00103.2

Systemic Lupus Erythematous: A Case Study

Ms. Kaur Jasmine*

Assistant Professor, Desh Bhagat University School of Nursing, Mandi Gobindagarh

*Corresponding Author Email: dhumijasmine88@yahoo.com

Online published on 8 December, 2015.

Abstract

Background

Systemic lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune inflammatory disorder involving both humoral and cellular aspects of the innate and acquired immune systems. It is chronic condition that is characterised by various degree of increased disease activity that are generally followed by a less active, remitting.

Objective

To describe the clinical features and complications of SLE and discus the current management.

Methods

Detailed history, physical examination and laboratory investigations.

Conclusion

This report underscores the importance of physical features which depicted multi-organ involvement and diagnostic evaluation especially ANA (Antinuclear Antibody) in the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Management of this disease should be individualized and should include both pharmacological and non-pharmacological modalities for symptom relief and resolution for improved quality of life.

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Keywords

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Antinuclear antibody, cellular, Autoimmune, Remitting.

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