Pediatrics at HSS

Lupus

Lupus

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE, also known as lupus) is an autoimmune illness in which parts of the immune system, which normally protect the body from outside invaders, run amok and attack parts of the body instead.  Although there are several different forms of lupus, the classic lupus patient is usually a young woman with a combination of symptoms such as fever, swollen lymph glands, rashes (particularly butterfly-shaped rashes on the face), arthritis, fatigue, hair loss, chest and/or abdominal pain, oral ulcers, and neuropsychiatric problems such as headache, memory loss, mood disorders, and/or confusion.

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Pediatric Rheumatologists

*Pediatric Rheumatology Chief
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