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Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Tree Number(s)
C17.300.480
C20.111.590
Unique ID
D008180
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D008180
Annotation
if not specified as "systemic" it is still probably correct to index here, not also discoid; LE CELLS see NEUTROPHILS is also available
Scope Note
A chronic, relapsing, inflammatory, and often febrile multisystemic disorder of connective tissue, characterized principally by involvement of the skin, joints, kidneys, and serosal membranes. It is of unknown etiology, but is thought to represent a failure of the regulatory mechanisms of the autoimmune system. The disease is marked by a wide range of system dysfunctions, an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and the formation of LE cells in the blood or bone marrow.
Entry Term(s)
Libman-Sacks Disease
Lupus Erythematosus Disseminatus
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
NLM Classification #
QZ 194
See Also
Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Lupus Coagulation Inhibitor
Vasculitis, Central Nervous System
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic Preferred
Libman-Sacks Disease Related
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