Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Description and Key Nutrition Issues


Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that occurs when the body mounts a dysregulated immune response, attacking healthy cells and leading to multi-system chronic inflammation. The etiology of lupus is unknown, but it is thought to be caused by a combination of genetic, environmental and hormonal factors. 
Key Nutrition Issues
Activities of daily living, including extreme fatigue, may limit a
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Last Updated: 2014-02-18