Clinical features of early cases of systemic lupus erythematosus in Iraqui patients.

@article{AlRawi1983ClinicalFO,
  title={Clinical features of early cases of systemic lupus erythematosus in Iraqui patients.},
  author={Z S Al-Rawi and H H al-Shaarbaf and E Al-Raheem and S J Khalifa},
  journal={British journal of rheumatology},
  year={1983},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={165-71}
}
The clinical features of early cases of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in 67 (55 female and 12 male) patients are reported in a prospective study and its prevalence rate is calculated. The disease accounted for 0.67% of all medical admissions and it was the third most frequent inflammatory rheumatic disease. By comparison with rheumatoid arthritis and extrapolation of the data, the prevalence of SLE was one case per 1867 of the population, one per 1127 of the total female population and for… CONTINUE READING