WEDNESDAY, 10 SEPT – Probability for women to suffer from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE is eight time higher than men within the range of 15 until 45 years old.
It is estimated that more than 10,000 people in Malaysia have been diagnosed with SLE over the past thirty years; 90 percent of them are women while 10% are men and children.
According to Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Faculty of Medicine and Health Science Senior Lecturer, Dr. Malehah Mohd Noor, SLE or Lupus is an immune system disruption where the body immune system to attack certain parts of the body when the system supposed to protect it.
“There are two types of lupus, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) which can affect any parts of the internal organs and Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) which only affects to the skin,” she said.
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