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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Objectives To compare the health status concerns of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and of their physicians. Methods Cross-sectional questionnaire study of SLE patients and their treating physicians at a tertiary disease-specific outpatient clinic. Patients and physicians completed a questionnaire regarding their concern about specific(More)
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