EF Morand

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BACKGROUND Vitamin D status varies with geographic location and no studies of vitamin D in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) have been reported in the Southern Hemisphere. OBJECTIVES To assess the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in an Australian SLE cohort, and its relationship with disease activity. METHODS Data were collected prospectively on 119(More)
OBJECTIVE Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an autoimmune condition with diverse clinical manifestations, is reported to have different expression in populations of different ancestry. Most previous studies compared patients of different ethnic groups from geographically distinct cohorts. In our study, we aimed to characterize disease manifestations in(More)
INTRODUCTION The objective of this study is to determine whether serum concentrations of B cell activating factor from the tumour necrosis factor family (BAFF) and/or a proliferation-inducing ligand (APRIL) are associated with clinical manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS BAFF and APRIL concentrations were quantified using a(More)
Ethnic differences in both disease susceptibility and expression have been noted in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This review focuses on the evidence of disparities between SLE patients of Asian and Caucasian descent, the two predominant ethnic groups affected by SLE in the Australian context. While epidemiological studies suggest higher rates of SLE(More)
The incidence and prevalence of autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, primary Sjögren syndrome, scleroderma and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) varies with geography and ethnicity. For example, SLE is reported to be more common in populations such as African-Caribbeans and Indigenous Australians (IA). As well as socio-economic status,(More)
The mechanisms underlying leukocyte recruitment in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are unclear. Leukocytes from SLE patients display increased integrin expression, but whether this results in an increased capacity to undergo adhesive interactions has not been investigated. Therefore, the aim of this study was to identify alterations in the capacity of(More)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a systemic autoimmune disease with protean manifestations. We here present a case of unexplained diarrhoea and abdominal pain in a patient with SLE. Investigations revealed dilatation of stomach, small bowel and colonic wall, biliary and pancreatic ducts, renal collecting systems and ureters as well as thoracic aorta(More)
The connective tissue diseases are a poorly defined group of conditions characterised by abnormal activity of the immune system. This article will not detail the features of any one condition, but rather attempt to provide a system for the evaluation and classification overall and thus hopefully enable the reader to approach these complex conditions with(More)
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