Biomarkers in systemic lupus erythematosus: challenges and prospects for the future.

@article{Liu2013BiomarkersIS,
  title={Biomarkers in systemic lupus erythematosus: challenges and prospects for the future.},
  author={Christoffer Liu and Amy Kao and Susan Manzi and Joseph M. Ahearn},
  journal={Therapeutic advances in musculoskeletal disease},
  year={2013},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={
          210-33
        }
}
The search for lupus biomarkers to diagnose, monitor, stratify, and predict individual response to therapy is currently more intense than ever before. This effort is essential for several reasons. First, epidemic overdiagnosis and underdiagnosis of lupus, even by certified rheumatologists, leads to errors in therapy with concomitant side effects which may be more serious than the disease itself. Second, identification of lupus flares remains as much an art as it is a science. Third, the… CONTINUE READING
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