systemic lupus erythematosus

What is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a rheumatic disease (a disease that affects the skin and connective tissues), considered the quintessential autoimmune disease. Because it’s an autoimmune disease, its most typical characteristic is the presence of autoantibodies. In other words, antibodies produced by the…