Optimising the management of systemic lupus erythematosus

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Colleges, School and Institutes

Abstract

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem, autoimmune disease. SLE mainly affects women and causes fatigue, rashes (often associated with photosensitivity), hair loss and inflammatory arthritis. However, it can also affect men in whom it is often more severe with a greater likelihood of renal involvement and a greater degree of organ damage. According to the British Society for Rheumatology guideline, the diagnosis of SLE requires a combination of clinical features and the presence of at least one relevant immunological abnormality.

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Original languageEnglish
JournalPractitioner
Volume263
Issue number1826
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2019

Keywords

  • lupus, diagnosis, assessment, monitoring, management, treatment, immunosuppressants, biologics