Childhood systemic lupus erythematosus

Common Name(s)

Childhood systemic lupus erythematosus, Childhood SLE

Childhood systemic lupus erythematosus (Childhood SLE) is an autoimmune condition that results in the swelling of skin, lungs, kidneys, nervous system, or other organs. An autoimmune disease is a condition in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues, mistaking it for unwanted invaders. Common symptoms of this condition include fever, fatigue, weight loss, hair loss, rashes on the face or upper body, sores on the mouth or nose, bruising, painful joints, seizures, and symptoms of anxiety or depression. There are periods when childhood SLE is very active (lots of symptoms), called flare, and periods when it is not (few if any symptoms), called remission.

Lupus is more common in females from African-American, Hispanic, South/Southeast Asian, or Native American ethnicities. At the younger ages however, it is more common than later ages for boys to be diagnosed with SLE. About 20% of cases of SLE are diagnosed in individuals under 20 years old. Few however are diagnosed under 5.

The exact cause of this condition is unknown. Genetic errors or environmental factors such as drug reactions, sun exposure, hormones during puberty may trigger childhood SLE. This condition is diagnosed if at least four physical symptoms are present. A detailed medical history, a physical examination, and blood tests may also be used to diagnose this condition. Although there is no cure for SLE, there are treatment options available to help manage the condition. There are medications available to help control swelling of the organs. Counseling may also be recommended. Talk with your child’s pediatrician and pediatric rheumatologist about the most current treatment options. Support groups are also good resources for support and information.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Childhood systemic lupus erythematosus" returned 79 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Improvement of survival rates in the last decade in Thai childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus.
 

Author(s): Pondtip Jongvilaikasem, Edward B McNeil, Pornsak Dissaneewate, Prayong Vachvanichsanong

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Morbidity and mortality in childhood onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is more severe than adult onset SLE. Long-term follow up is needed to determine the prognosis. The objectives of this study are to describe the mortality of childhood SLE in a single tertiary care centre ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Risk factors for damage in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus in Asians: a case control study.
 

Author(s): Jacqueline K K Sit, Winnie K Y Chan

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Accumulated damage is an important prognostic factor in systemic lupus erythematous. However, the pattern of disease damage and its risk factors have not been well studied in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) in Asia. The objectives are to evaluate the pattern of ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Final adult height of patients with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus: a cross sectional analysis.
 

Author(s): Merav Heshin-Bekenstein, Liat Perl, Aimee O Hersh, Emily von Scheven, Ed Yelin, Laura Trupin, Jinoos Yazdany, Erica F Lawson

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To compare final height to mid-parental target height among adults with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) versus adult-onset SLE (aSLE), and to evaluate the impact of age at SLE onset on final height.

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Childhood systemic lupus erythematosus" returned 8 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Research advances in the role of neutrophil extracellular traps in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus].
 

Author(s): Lu Li, Hai-Dong Fu

Journal: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke Za Zhi. 2018 Mar;20(3):251-254.

 

Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) represent a form of cell death distinct from apoptosis or necrosis. The imbalance between the formation and degradation of NETs has long been considered to be closely associated with the activity of autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematous ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Differences in clinical features observed between childhood-onset versus adult-onset systemic lupus erythematosus: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Pravesh Kumar Bundhun, Alka Kumari, Feng Huang

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2017 Sep;96(37):e8086.

 

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) affects people in childhood (childhood onset) or in adulthood (adult onset). Observational studies that have previously compared childhood-onset versus adult-onset SLE were often restricted to 1 ethnic group, or to a particular area, with a small ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Biomarkers for childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus.
 

Author(s): Khalid M Abulaban, Hermine I Brunner

Journal: Curr Rheumatol Rep. 2015 Jan;17(1):471.

 

Childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) is a systemic autoimmune disease characterized by the presence of autoantibodies. cSLE often affects multiple organs in the body and is known to have a poorer prognosis than adult-onset disease (Azevedo et al. 2014). Current laboratory ...

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