Ms. A.S., age 31, has been diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus. She had her first signs and symptoms 2 years ago. At this time she is having an exacerbation, which includes a facial rash, joint pains, and chest pain. She also has protein in her urine, indicating a kidney abnormality.
1.Explain the basic pathophysiology of this disease.
2.Describe three factors that would assist in making the diagnosis.
3.Describe the typical rash Ms. A.S. would have at this time.
4.Her chest pain is due to inflammation of the pleural membranes. Explain why this pain would be more severe during inspiration.
5.Her dose of prednisone, a glucocorticoid, has been increased. Briefly explain why she will return to a lower dose after the exacerbation ends.
6.Explain why moderate exercise would be helpful.
Follow the criteria listed on your grading rubric
– 200 words and APA style
– Whether you agree or disagree explain why with supporting evidence and concepts from the readings or a related experience. You must include a reference, link, or citation that is properly cited using APA formatting. A minimum of three references are required for your initial post and two references must be journaled articles within five years old