Systemi Systemic Lupus: A Case Study

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1.8 to 7.6 cases per 100,000 persons per year in parts of the continental United States are diagnosed with Lupus. An analysis of 2004 data from the Nationwide Inpatient Sample estimated 13,000 hospitalizations with a principal diagnosis of SLE and 141,000 hospitalizations with principal or secondary diagnosis of lupus. approximately 1.5 million Americans and more than five million people worldwide are living with a form of lupus. Existing estimates range widely Although lupus primarily affects women in their early working and childbearing years, men, children, and teenagers can develop the disease as well. Women of color are two-to-three times more likely to develop lupus. Of particular concern are the disease’s effects on African-American women, who are more likely to be affected at an earlier age, experience greater disease severity, have the highest overall death rate among people with lupus, and are three times more likely to die from the disease than Caucasian women ("Systemic Lupus Erythematosus ", 2011).…show more content…
Lupus is most common in women ages 15 to 40, and a higher incident after puberty. Persons suffering from lupus experience different signs and symptoms from the disease- no two lupus patients are alike. The most common signs and symptoms of lupus in persons include: Fatigue and low grade fever, join and muscle pain (swelling or stiffness), and skin lesions that worsen with sun exposure. Dry eyes, memory loss, confusion, headache, chest pain or shortness of breath are other presentation or symptoms of the disease. Lupus is a multisystem disease, can affect different body systems, from skin lesions to kidneys, blood cells, brain, heart, and

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