Lupus arthritis--do we have a clinically useful classification?

@article{Ball2012LupusAW,
  title={Lupus arthritis--do we have a clinically useful classification?},
  author={Elisabeth Ball and Aubrey L. Bell},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2012},
  volume={51 5},
  pages={771-9}
}
Joint disease in SLE is common and has a significant impact on patients in terms of their burden of disease and quality of life. Despite this it remains largely understudied in comparison with the other inflammatory arthropathies. Newer imaging techniques are challenging the traditional concepts of a non-erosive arthropathy that is outlined in the ACR diagnostic criteria for SLE. MRI and musculoskeletal US techniques have been applied extensively in RA to detail the underlying joint pathology… CONTINUE READING
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