Systemic lupus erythematosus

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Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body.[1] Systemic lupus erythematosus is the most common type of lupus, affecting many parts of the body. Women are more at risk for lupus than are men, and women of color more than Caucasian women.[2] Many of the symptoms of lupus are the same or similar to symptoms of ME/CFS.

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Lupus in ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

Lupus is one of several illnesses or conditions experienced alongside of ME/CFS[3]

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  1. "What is Lupus? National Resource Center on Lupus". Lupus Resource Center. Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  2. "Lupus | Lupus Symptoms | SLE | MedlinePlus". Retrieved August 10, 2018.
  3. "Overlapping Conditions – American ME and CFS Society". Retrieved August 12, 2018.