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Biology project: Lupus
Transcript of Biology project: Lupus
What is Lupus
Lupus is an autoimmune disease. This means that the immune system starts to attack the good tissue of the body and it also starts to rapidly reproduces the the bad cells, and in result the body weakens immensly.
There are four different types of Lupus-
Causes of Lupus
SLE can harm any part of your body but mainly damages your heart, joints, skin, lungs, blood vessels, liver, kidney, and nervous system. SLE is the most common and very deadly too.
DLE is a skin lupus which makes the area lupus look lighter than the rest of the area. It somewhat looks like a scab. DLE mainly affects areas of the face, ears, neck, and scalp.
DIL is very similar to SLE. DIL is caused by the use of drugs. Usually, symptoms can be noticed after the drug usage has stopped.
NLE is given to a newborn, when a mother with SLE gives birth. NLE causes heartblock and a rash which resembles DLE.
Symptoms fof Lupus
A little story about Systemic Lupus...
MJ was an athletic 18 year old and was about to go to University when suddenly high fevers and extreme fatigue hit him. Soon Doctors found out that he had Systemic Lupus.
Legs and arms are not functioning
Low blood pressure
Lost 35 lbs
Skin is easily bruised
At San Francisco hospital