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profileLupus 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.

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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.


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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 1008 publications over 38 distinct years, with a maximum of 49 publications in 2011
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