systemic lupus erythematosus

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systemic lupus erythematosus

[sis¦tem·ik ‚lü·pəs ‚er·ə‚thē·mə′tō·səs]
(medicine)
An inflammatory, multisystem, usually chronic disorder in which tissue injury is mediated by immune complexes.
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