A comparison of the outcome of adolescent and adult-onset systemic lupus erythematosus

@article{Amaral2014ACO,
  title={A comparison of the outcome of adolescent and adult-onset systemic lupus erythematosus},
  author={Beatriz Amaral and Grainne Murphy and Yiannis Ioannou and David Alan Isenberg},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={53 6},
  pages={
          1130-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Previous reports have suggested that juvenile-onset SLE is associated with a worse prognosis than adult-onset disease. There have been limited studies in adolescents. We sought to assess the effect of adolescent-onset SLE on the clinical course of a large multi-ethnic cohort. METHODS Patients consisted of individuals diagnosed with SLE between 11 and 18 years of age in a tertiary referral centre. All patients with adult-onset disease were used as controls. Data were analysed by… CONTINUE READING

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