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Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic

"Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A chronic, relapsing, inflammatory, and often febrile multisystemic disorder of connective tissue, characterized principally by involvement of the skin, joints, kidneys, and serosal membranes. It is of unknown etiology, but is thought to represent a failure of the regulatory mechanisms of the autoimmune system. The disease is marked by a wide range of system dysfunctions, an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and the formation of LE cells in the blood or bone marrow.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 931 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 50 publications in 2011
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