Ioana Ruiz-Arruza

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INTRODUCTION Infections commonly complicate the course of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Our aim is to investigate the clinical predictors of major infections in patients with SLE. METHODS A nested case-control study design was used within the prospective Lupus-Cruces cohort. The endpoints of the study were major infections. Cases were defined as(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to analyse the relationship between glucocorticoids and damage accrual in SLE. METHODS We report an observational cohort study including 230 patients with SLE enrolled at diagnosis with 5 years of follow-up. Damage was calculated using the SLICC damage index. Glucocorticoid-related damage was defined as avascular(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyse the differential influence of risk factors of peripheral artery disease (PAD) according to age in patients with SLE. METHODS 216 patients from the Lupus-Cruces cohort were divided in three age groups: ≤34 years, 35-49 years and ≥50 years. A low ankle-brachial index defined PAD. Significant variables were identified by univariant and(More)
BACKGROUND Continuous progression of lesions despite an adequate treatment has been described in tubercular multifocal serpiginoid choroiditis. Reported treatments for this paradoxical response include systemic steroids, immunosuppressive drugs, and intravitreal methotrexate. We describe the use of dexamethasone intravitreal implants in a patient presenting(More)
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