Lupus erythematosus disease (SLE) or lupus is a chronic autoimmune condition. In people with lupus, the immune system loses its ability to distinguish between a virus and healthy human tissue. This condition may progress toward complications and further deterioration of quality of life if left untreated. Some people require anti-inflammatory drugs and chemotherapeutic agents to help treat the disease. It is also essential that people with lupus maintain a healthy gut, which aids in the proper function of the immune system.
People with lupus can contract low-grade fever for no apparent reason, sometimes quite frequently. The temperature is usually low-grade, not higher than 101 degrees Fahrenheit. It may be associated with fatigue and a few additional symptoms. Since a fever can come from a mild infection or similar fleeting condition, people tend to treat the symptom with over-the-counter medications and not investigate it further. However, if such low-grade fever spells begin to recur, one should seek medical attention.
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