Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks its own tissues, causing widespread inflammation and tissue damage in the affected organs. It can affect the joints, skin, brain, lungs, kidneys, and blood vessels.
Skin rash and redness
Occurs or worsens with ultraviolet light
Moves from one joint to the other
Lasting 4 weeks or more
Greater than or equal to 38°C (100.4°F)
Occurs or worsens with deep inspiration
Right side, Left side, Center of the chest
Intolerance to light
Thinning or loss of hair anywhere
A sudden and temporary alteration of muscle tone, movements or behavior
If you have Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, then a visit to a rheumatologist is highly recommended.