Joint Involvement in SLE : the Controversy of RHUPUS

  title={Joint Involvement in SLE : the Controversy of RHUPUS},
  author={Laura Messuti and Angelo Zoli and Elisa Gremese and Gianfranco Ferraccioli},
Abstract— Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune and inflammatory disease with multiple clinical manifestations including arthropathy. The severity of the articular involvement may range from minor arthralgias without erosions or deformity to an erosive deforming arthropathy (DA) with severe functional disability. Three different forms of joint involvement have been identified: mild deforming arthropathy, Jaccoud’s arthropathy and erosive arthropathy. In rare cases a severe… CONTINUE READING