Increased risk of cancer in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Pettersson1992IncreasedRO,
  title={Increased risk of cancer in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Tom Pettersson and Eero I Pukkala and Lyly H I Teppo and Claes Friman},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={1992},
  volume={51 4},
  pages={437-9}
}
To evaluate the risk of cancer in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) a series of 205 consecutive patients (182 women and 23 men) were followed up for cancer through the files of the Finnish Cancer Registry. The follow up consisted of a total of 2340 person years. Fifteen cancers were diagnosed against 5.7 expected (relative risk (RR) 2.6, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.5 to 4.4). Among the women there were four non-Hodgkin's lymphomas against 0.09 expected (RR 44, CI 11.9 to 111… CONTINUE READING

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