It is a group of autoimmune diseases that can affect any part of the body, causing inflammation, pain and tissue damage. Antibodies attack healthy tissues as they do not distinguish them from invading organisms such as viruses. It is usually diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 40 and affects women much more frequently than men.

Treatment: There is no specific cure for SLE, only symptom control. A) Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for joint symptoms and pleurisy. B) Low dose corticosteroids, such as prednisone, for skin and arthritis symptoms. c) Creams containing corticosteroids to treat skin rashes. D) Hydroxychloroquine. E) Belimumab F) The most used medications include mycophenolate, azathioprine, and cyclophosphamide G) Anticoagulants, such as Coumadin, for bleeding disorders.