Climatic influence on the prevalence of noncutaneous disease flare in systemic lupus erythematosus in Hong Kong.

@article{Szeto2008ClimaticIO,
  title={Climatic influence on the prevalence of noncutaneous disease flare in systemic lupus erythematosus in Hong Kong.},
  author={Cheuk Chun Szeto and Hing-Yim Mok and Kai-Ming Chow and Tsz-cheung Lee and John Yin-Kong Leung and Edmund Kwok-Ming Li and Thomas Kai-Cheung Tsui and Samuel Mon-Wei Yu and L O Tam},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={1031-7}
}
OBJECTIVE It is generally agreed that there is a seasonal variation in the prevalence of cutaneous manifestations of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We investigated whether there is seasonal variation in the incidence of noncutaneous lupus flare in Hong Kong. METHODS We reviewed all noncutaneous lupus flare in 222 consecutive patients with SLE followed in our clinic from 1995 to 2005. Specific organ involvement of each flare was reviewed. The variation in the prevalence of lupus flare by… CONTINUE READING

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