JB Armengaud

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OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical and laboratory manifestations of childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) at presentation. STUDY DESIGN This retrospective French multicenter study involved 155 patients in whom SLE developed before the age of 16 years. Mean patient age at onset was 11.5 +/- 2.5 years (range, 1.5-16 years). The female to male(More)
Results 468 cases were entered by 84 physicians from 65 centers. The AHA classification gave: 280 complete (≥ 4 criteria), and 73 incomplete (≤ 3 criteria with coronary dilatation). An expert consensus classified 48 other patients (≤ 3 criteria but agreement for IVIG treatment) leading 401 patients considered as KD (M229/F172). 45 patients were doubtful and(More)
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