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Antiphospholipid syndrome: clinical and immunologic manifestations and patterns of disease expression in a cohort of 1,000 patients.
OBJECTIVE To analyze the clinical and immunologic manifestations of antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) in a large cohort of patients and to define patterns of disease expression. METHODS The clinicalExpand
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Clinical and Immunologic Patterns of Disease Expression in a Cohort of 1,000 Patients
: In the present study we have analyzed the prevalence and characteristics of the most relevant clinical and immunologic features in 1,000 patients with SLE. Several differences in the expression ofExpand
Morbidity and Mortality in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus During a 10-Year Period: A Comparison of Early and Late Manifestations in a Cohort of 1,000 Patients
In the present study, we assessed the frequency and characteristics of the main causes of morbidity and mortality in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) during a 10-year period and compared theExpand
Comparison of the primary and secondary antiphospholipid syndrome: a European Multicenter Study of 114 patients.
PURPOSE To determine whether the features of the antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) are in any way influenced by the presence or absence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We followed up patientsExpand
Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Clinical and Laboratory Features of 50 Patients
We analyzed the clinical and laboratory characteristics of 50 patients with catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) (5 from our clinics and 45 from a MEDLINE computer-assisted review of theExpand
Catastrophic Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Clues to the Pathogenesis from a Series of 80 Patients
The antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), originally defined as the combination of venous or arterial thrombotic events, recurrent fetal loss, and, frequently, a moderate thrombocytopenia in associationExpand
Catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (CAPS): descriptive analysis of a series of 280 patients from the "CAPS Registry".
OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical and laboratory features, as well as the precipitating factors, treatment and outcome of patients with catastrophic antiphospholipid syndrome (APS). METHODS WeExpand
The epidemiology of systemic lupus erythematosus
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is the most diverse of the autoimmune diseases because it may affect any organ of the body and display a broad spectrum of clinical and immunologicalExpand
Vasculitis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Prevalence and Clinical Characteristics in 670 Patients
Abstract: We conducted the current study to determine the prevalence and clinical characteristics of vasculitis in a large series of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), focusing on theExpand
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in childhood: analysis of clinical and immunological findings in 34 patients and comparison with SLE characteristics in adults
OBJECTIVE To define the pattern of disease expression in patients with childhood onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS Prospective analysis of clinical manifestations and immunologicalExpand