Effect of the metabolic syndrome on organ damage and mortality in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus: a longitudinal analysis.

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OBJECTIVES To study the effect of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) on organ damage and mortality in patients with SLE. METHODS Consecutive patients who fulfilled ≥4 ACR criteria for SLE were assessed for the MetS in October 2010. The MetS was defined by the updated joint consensus criteria, using the Asian criteria for central obesity. Longitudinal data on… (More)

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