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Look Beyond Disease Activity in Treating SLE Patients

July 11, 2013

Patients with lupus are at increased risk for a number of long-term health issues that should be considered during the course of their care, according to Dr. Susan Manzi.

Bone disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and infection are particular areas of concern, Dr. Manzi said at the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology.

• Bone health. Women with systemic lupus erythematosus are known to be at increased risk for fractures. A 1999 retrospective cohort study, for example, showed that the observed number of nontraumatic fractures in more than 700 women with SLE was about fivefold greater than in the general population (Arthritis Rheum. 1999;42:882-90).

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Source: Ob.Gyn.News


Look Beyond Disease Activity in Treating SLE Patients

July 11, 2013

Patients with lupus are at increased risk for a number of long-term health issues that should be considered during the course of their care, according to Dr. Susan Manzi.

Bone disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and infection are particular areas of concern, Dr. Manzi said at the Congress of Clinical Rheumatology.

• Bone health. Women with systemic lupus erythematosus are known to be at increased risk for fractures. A 1999 retrospective cohort study, for example, showed that the observed number of nontraumatic fractures in more than 700 women with SLE was about fivefold greater than in the general population (Arthritis Rheum. 1999;42:882-90).

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Source: Ob.Gyn.News



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