Assessment of damage in juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus: a multicenter cohort study.

@article{Ravelli2003AssessmentOD,
  title={Assessment of damage in juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus: a multicenter cohort study.},
  author={Angelo Ravelli and Carolina Duarte-Salaz{\'a}r and Silvia Buratti and Andreas Otto Reiff and Bram Bernstein and Maria Roc{\'i}o Maldonado-Vel{\'a}zquez and Rosal{\'i}a Beristain-Manterola and Nobuaki Maeno and Syuji Takei and Valeria Maria Gerloni and Charles H. Spencer and Polyxeni Pratsidou-Gertsi and Nicolino Ruperto and Angela Pistorio and Alberto Martini},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2003},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={501-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of cumulative organ damage in patients with juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and its association with demographic and clinical variables, medication use, and quality of life. METHODS The occurrence of organ system damage, as measured by the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics/American College of Rheumatology Damage Index (SDI), was determined for 387 patients consecutively enrolled in pediatric rheumatology centers from… CONTINUE READING

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