Carotid atherosclerotic alterations in systemic lupus erythematosus patients treated at a Brazilian university setting.

@article{Telles2008CarotidAA,
  title={Carotid atherosclerotic alterations in systemic lupus erythematosus patients treated at a Brazilian university setting.},
  author={R W Telles and Cristina Costa Duarte Lanna and Gilda Aparecida Ferreira and Alta{\'i}va Jales Costa Souza and T{\'u}lio Pinho Navarro and Ant{\^o}nio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro},
  journal={Lupus},
  year={2008},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={105-13}
}
To determine the frequency of carotid plaque and intima-media thickness (IMT) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and their association with risk factors in a Brazilian university setting. Carotid plaque and IMT were identified and measured by ultrasonography. Traditional risk factors and lupus-related factors were analysed. One hundred and… CONTINUE READING