• Medicine
  • Published 1991

9 Systemic lupus erythematosus

  title={9 Systemic lupus erythematosus},
  author={Ronenn Roubenoff and Marc C. Hochberg},
Like many of the rheumatic diseases, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a disease of unknown etiology. This alone makes prognostica­ tion in SLE difficult. In addition, the spectrum of systemic lupus is so wide that many observers consider it to be a syndrome comprising a group of diseases sharing common features, rather than one single entity. Clearly, some patients with systemic lupus erythematosus have a mild disease involving only skin and joints, while others have a life­ threatening… CONTINUE READING

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