Pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus

What is Pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus?

A rare, systemic, autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation in any organ system, with onset prior to adulthood, presenting highly variable clinical manifestations, which usually have a more aggressive course and higher rate of major organ involvement than adult-onset systemic lupus erythematosus, resulting in potential damage to a variety of organs (e.g. the skin, kidneys, lungs, nervous system).

Other condition names

  • SLE, pediatric onset

Inheritance type

Not applicable

Age of Onset

  • Adolescent
  • Childhood
  • Infancy
  • Neonatal
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