High disease activity at baseline does not prevent a remission in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Formiga1999HighDA,
  title={High disease activity at baseline does not prevent a remission in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Francesc Formiga and Isabel Moga and Malgorzata Pac and Francesca Mitjavila and A. O. Rivera and Ram{\'o}n Pujol},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={1999},
  volume={38 8},
  pages={724-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the utility of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) initial clinical manifestations and the SLE Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI) for identifying patients who will have a remission. METHODS We studied 100 SLE patients (85 females, 15 males) and identified all patients who had remission (defined as at least one continuous year during which lack of disease activity permitted withdrawal of all treatment to suppress general lupus activity of a particular clinical manifestation… CONTINUE READING

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