003 – Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) | Alphabet Antibodies

Travis Brown This Medical Life Lupus Podcast

This is the story of SLE.

SLE is a chronic relapsing autoimmune disease. ‘Lupus’ is latin for wolf and glimpses of it can be seen throughout history. However, it is often obscured by the complexity of the disease and the conglomeration of other conditions.

Over time, our understanding of SLE has dramatically improved but it still remains a complex condition to diagnose and a significant challenge to interpret pathology results. Anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA) are commonly ordered but are commonly misunderstood.

Our special guest is Dr Daman Langguth who is a clinical immunologist and Head of the Immunology Department at Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology. We discuss diagnosing, testing, and management of patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.