Clinically occult avascular necrosis of the hip in systemic lupus erythematosus.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE To study the natural history of clinically occult avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS Sixty-six patients with SLE (without symptoms referable to the hip) receiving at least 5 mg/day prednisone for > or = 6 months were screened by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for AVN of the hip. A… (More)

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