Lupus: evidence of environmental degradation? Assessment from 60 patients followed up in the Internal Medicine Department at the Libreville University Hospital, Gabon.

@article{Ba2018LupusEO,
  title={Lupus: evidence of environmental degradation? Assessment from 60 patients followed up in the Internal Medicine Department at the Libreville University Hospital, Gabon.},
  author={J. Iba Ba and P. L. Andjuma Mindze and I. Nseng Nseng and J. Nzenze and J. Boguikouma},
  journal={Medecine et sante tropicales},
  year={2018},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={
          165-171
        }
}
Lupus is an autoimmune disease of the connective tissue that occurs predominantly in women and blacks and whose expression is influenced by environmental factors, especially ultraviolet rays. The rising temperature in Gabon for nearly two decades led us to look for correlations between the onset of lupus, the patients' regions of origin, and environmental temperatures before and at diagnosis. retrospective, descriptive, and analytic study conducted in the Department of Internal Medicine of the… Expand

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