- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
"Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that can affect various parts of the body...Systemic lupus is usually more severe than discoid lupus, and can affect almost any organ or organ system of the body. For some people, only the skin and joints will be involved. In others, the joints, lungs, kidneys, blood, or other organs and/or tissues may be affected. Generally, no two people with systemic lupus will have identical symptoms. Systemic lupus may include periods in which few, if any, symptoms are evident ("remission") and other times when the disease becomes more active ("flare"). Most often when people mention "lupus," they are referring to the systemic form of the disease." - Lupus Foundation of America, http://www.lupus.org/education/whatis.html
More details on lupus:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (Nat'l Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases) - http://www.niams.nih.gov/hi/topics/lupus/slehandou...
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (JAMA Patient Page) - http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/293/24/3...
Lupus (MayoClinic.com) - http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/lupus/DS00115
- 1 decade ago
Read the above answer.....that is the popular answer. The cutting edge answer is more complicated yet. SLE is a genetic predisposed condition of hyperimmunity resulting from a chronic infection by Nanobacterium sanguineum. There are treatments....with incredible success. Go to: www.nanobac.com The treatment is the Nanobac Supplements with 500mg of tetracycline HCL every night at bedtime. Suggested to be all taken for a minimum of 6 months, then maintenance program.Source(s): research