Lupus band test and disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus: does it still matter?

@article{Zeevi2006LupusBT,
  title={Lupus band test and disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus: does it still matter?},
  author={Rado{\vs} D Ze{\vc}evi{\'c} and Milos Pavlovic and Du{\vs}an Z. Stefanovi{\'c}},
  journal={Clinical and experimental dermatology},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 3},
  pages={358-60}
}
BACKGROUND Lupus band test still has no clearly defined position within either diagnostic or disease activity measuring tools for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). OBJECTIVES We tested the hypothesis that positive LBT correlates with global activity of SLE measured by the SLE Disease Activity Index (SLEDAI) score. METHODS In total, 90 SLE patients who underwent biopsy of sunprotected non-lesional (SPNL) skin were studied prospectively. The skin specimen was processed for standard direct… CONTINUE READING