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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Immune system[edit | edit source]

Microbiome[edit | edit source]

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Comparison of Lupus and ME/CFS[edit | edit source]

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

ME/CFS - An acronym that combines myalgic encephalomyelitis with chronic fatigue syndrome. Sometimes they are combined because people have trouble distinguishing one from the other. Sometimes they are combined because people see them as synonyms of each other.

microbiome - The full collection of microscopic organisms (especially bacteria and fungi) which are present in a particular environment, particularly inside the human body.

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