International Journal of Advance Research in Medical Surgical Nursing
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
A case study on SLE (Systemic lupus erythematosus)
VKSK Priyanka Kavuluru
Systemic lupus Erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory disease with a wide variety of clinical presentations as a result of its effect on several organ systems. The etiopathogenesis of SLE is complex, but it is believed to be due to a complex interaction between genetic, hormonal and environmental factors. The disease exhibits its symptoms due to the formation of auto antibodies, immune complex deposition, and complement activation. The incidence of SLE is one to 10 per 100,00 person-years with a prevalence of 20-200 per 100,000 person-years. The disease mainly affects women of child-bearing age. It has been reported that the incidence of SLE is higher in Asia, African, and Hispanic population. In this article, reported a case of 55 years old female patient presented with so many associated complications. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic, unpredictable and relapsing disease, predominantly affecting women. For severe cases of SLE, the usage of high dose toxic medications leads to a high risk of development of complications. The following case demonstrates the difficulty of managing SLE and the complications that follow.