positive ANA antibody testing
The treatment of SLE is directed toward decreasing inflammation and/or the level of autoimmune activity. Persons with SLE can help prevent “flares” of disease by avoiding sun exposure and by not abruptly discontinuing medications.
- Systemic mastocytosis
A form of mastocytosis characterized by infiltrates of mast cells in the skin, lymph nodes, liver, spleen, gastrointestinal tract, bones, and joints with a predisposition to peptic ulcer due to excess stomach acid (caused by the release of histamine from the mast cells). Treatment may include antihistamines, drugs to reduce stomach acid, migraine headache drugs […]
- Systemic therapy
Treatment that reaches cells throughout the body by traveling through the bloodstream.
- Systemic-onset juvenile chronic arthritis
Arthritis, systemic-onset juvenile rheumatoid.
- Systemic-onset juvenile rheumatoid arthritis
A form of joint disease in children whose systemic signs and symptoms include high intermittent fever, a salmon-colored skin rash, swollen lymph glands, enlargement of the liver and spleen, inflammation of the lungs (pleuritis), and inflammation around the heart (pericarditis). The arthritis itself may not be immediately apparent, but in time it surfaces and may […]
- Systems biology
The study of biological systems taking into account the interactions of the key elements such as DNA, RNA, proteins, and cells with respect to one another. The integration of this information may be by computer.