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SLE Patients With Discoid Lupus Erythematosus at Risk for Other Clinical Manifestations

Patients who had discoid lupus erythematosus and systemic lupus erythematosus were at increased risk for photosensitivity, leukopenia and anti-Smith antibodies and decreased risk for pleuritis and arthritis, according to study results.

Joseph F. Merola, MD, instructor at Harvard Medical School and director of Clinical Trials, Dermatology, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and fellow researchers reviewed electronic records of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Lupus Registry to identify 1,043 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE; mean age at diagnosis, 32 years; 92% women). Rheumatologist confirmation based on 1997 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) SLE classification criteria, more than two office visits, more than 3 months of follow-up and the documented year of SLE diagnosis were inclusion criteria. A dermatologist confirmed discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) in 117 patients through histopathology and images.

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Source: Healio


SLE Patients With Discoid Lupus Erythematosus at Risk for Other Clinical Manifestations

Patients who had discoid lupus erythematosus and systemic lupus erythematosus were at increased risk for photosensitivity, leukopenia and anti-Smith antibodies and decreased risk for pleuritis and arthritis, according to study results.

Joseph F. Merola, MD, instructor at Harvard Medical School and director of Clinical Trials, Dermatology, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and fellow researchers reviewed electronic records of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Lupus Registry to identify 1,043 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE; mean age at diagnosis, 32 years; 92% women). Rheumatologist confirmation based on 1997 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) SLE classification criteria, more than two office visits, more than 3 months of follow-up and the documented year of SLE diagnosis were inclusion criteria. A dermatologist confirmed discoid lupus erythematosus (DLE) in 117 patients through histopathology and images.

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Click here to read the full article.

Source: Healio



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