SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS (SLE)
Last Updated : 12/10/2006
Dr Gurmeet Mangat
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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

is

connective tissue disease

, which can occur in children. It is said that in 15 - 17% of all patients with SLE, the disease onset is before the age of 16 years. Although it can affect both sexes, it is five to six times commoner in girls. Africans & Asians are said to have a more aggressive disease than the white population.



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Dr Gurmeet Mangat
Consultant Rheumatologists, P.D.Hinduja Hospital, Mumbai, India


First Created : 12/10/2001

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