What is SLE?
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), or usually called lupus for short, is one of the disorders of the immune system where the immune system turns against parts of the body it is supposed to protect. It can affect many parts of the body, such as the joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood vessels, and brain. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the one that most people refer to when they say "lupus". The word "systemic" means the disease can affect many parts of the body. Who Gets SLE?
SLE in women commonly begins in the childbearing years.
What Causes SLE?
SLE is a complex disorder, and its cause is unknown. It is likely that a combination of genetic, environmental, and possibly hormonal factors work together to cause SLE.
What are the Symptoms?
Each SLE patient has slightly different symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms include painful or swollen joints, unexplained fever, and extreme fatigue. A characteris¬tic red skin rash—the "butterfly" rash—may appear across the nose and cheeks. Other symptoms include chest pain, unusual hair loss, anaemia, mouth ulcers, headaches, dizziness, depression, confusion, or seizures.
If you are showing some or all of the symptoms listed here, visit your doctor as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis.
The Malaysian SLE Association
The association's main objectives are:
PSLEM's work is mainly funded by corporate donors and individual well-wishers.
PSLEM is recognized by the government as a charity body and donations to the association are tax exempted.
Where will my donations go?
It's aims are to:
Persatuan SLE Malaysia
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