Antiphospholipid antibodies (aPL), a family of acquired autoantibodies that are associated with vascular thrombosis and pregnancy morbidity, may be present in up to two thirds of patients with SLE. 681 more words
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During the winter of my last year at uni, I became concerned when I started developing joint pain and swelling that would come and go in pretty much all my joints. 1,788 more words
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) most commonly affects women of childbearing age. Studies from the 1960s estimated its prevalence to be between 18.3 and 40 cases per 100,000 for 15- to 44-year-old white women and twice that for 15- to 44-year-old black women. 2,974 more words