Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Quiz

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is an ______ disease that can affect nearly every system

autoimmune

Symptoms of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus can be vague – Butterfly rash, sun sensitivity, arthritis, serositis (inflammation of lining of lung or heart), kidney disorder, ______ disorder

neurologic

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus occurs in 'flares' and can be ______ threatening or non-organ threatening

organ

The top causes of death in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus include kidney disease, infections, CNS lupus, blood clots, and ______ complications

cardiovascular

Depression is characterized by low levels of norepinephrine and ______ in the CNS

serotonin

Diseases of the Nervous System

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is an ______ disease that can affect nearly every system

autoimmune

Symptoms of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus can be vague – Butterfly rash, sun sensitivity, arthritis, serositis (inflammation of lining of lung or heart), kidney disorder, ______ disorder

neurologic

Treatments for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus include Antimalarial drugs and ______ (anti-inflammatory)

corticosteroids

Depression is characterized by low levels of norepinephrine and ______ in the CNS

serotonin

Treatments for Depression include Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI)= higher levels of NT in the synaptic cleft or block NT reuptake by presynaptic neuron; cause high bp – Selective ______ reuptake inhibitors

serotonin

Study Notes

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus is a chronic disease that can affect nearly every system in the body.
  • Symptoms of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus can be vague and include:
    • Butterfly rash
    • Sun sensitivity
    • Arthritis
    • Serositis (inflammation of the lining of the lung or heart)
    • Kidney disorder
    • Neurological disorder
  • The disease occurs in 'flares' and can be life-threatening or non-organ threatening.

Causes of Death in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  • The top causes of death in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus include:
    • Kidney disease
    • Infections
    • CNS lupus
    • Blood clots
    • Cardiovascular complications

Depression

  • Depression is characterized by low levels of norepinephrine and serotonin in the CNS.
  • Treatments for Depression include:
    • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOI) which increase levels of NT in the synaptic cleft or block NT reuptake by presynaptic neuron, but can cause high blood pressure.
    • Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI).

Treatments for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  • Treatments for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus include:
    • Antimalarial drugs
    • Corticosteroids (anti-inflammatory)

Test your knowledge on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, an autoimmune disease that can affect multiple systems in the body. Learn about its symptoms, prevalence, and potential organ-threatening complications.

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