Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE is an auto immune disorder which affects many organs particularly the skin, brain, kidneys and joints. In this disorder, the body’s defense system whose primary function is to protect from external attacks of bacteria, viruses conversely attacks the body itself. SLE causes long term inflammation of the affected organs leading to degradation in overall quality of the life.
It is much more common in females as compared to men. It can occur in any age group, but appears more often in people between the ages of 10 and 50. SLE mostly harms to heart, lungs, blood vessels, kidneys, joints, skin, liver and nervous system.