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Changes in White Blood Cell Levels in Lupus May Show Condition's Development

What is Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disorder that mostly affects ligaments, tendons, and the skin and involves several parts of the body’s immune system. What would normally be considered as the body’s defense mechanisms against disease and infection, actually turns against the body’s own healthy tissue. Thus, tissue starts to break down gradually.