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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Infectionsa 

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Infectionsa
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Infectionsa
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William W. Ginsburg

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199948949.003.0026
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date: 14 December 2019

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown cause with a wide spectrum of clinical manifestations and variable course characterized by exacerbations and remissions. This chapter has four goals: to explain how to diagnose and treat lupus and other connective tissue diseases, to explain how to interpret results of autoimmune tests, to recognize adverse effects of medications used to treat lupus and other connective tissue diseases, and to recognize rheumatologic manifestations of various infections.

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