Systemic Lupus Erythematosus In Children

Chronic Disorder Lupus And Its Complexities

By Tobias Higgens

Despite the fact that the last decades brought a significant decrease of the mortality rate of lupus, this disease is in its nature a real menace for the patient’s life. This auto immune, chronic disorder severely affects the people that have it. From the about 2 millions Americans with lupus, 90 % are women aging between 18 and 30. The most predisposed to systemic lupus erythematosus seem to be Hispanic, Asian and black American women and the symptoms as well as the risks are much more severe in their cases. This type of lupus is often encountered in old people, small children and even babies.

In absence of a certitude regarding the causes of SLE, modern medicine analyzed the most important categories of factors related to the apparition of lupus: genetic factors, hormonal factors (estrogen is considered to play a role in the apparition of the disease) and the environmental factors (long