Lupus-related advanced liver involvement as the initial presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Lu2006LupusrelatedAL,
  title={Lupus-related advanced liver involvement as the initial presentation of systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Ming-Chi Lu and Ko-Jen Li and Song-Chou Hsieh and Cheng-Han Wu and C G Yu},
  journal={Journal of microbiology, immunology, and infection = Wei mian yu gan ran za zhi},
  year={2006},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={471-5}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a prototype of systemic autoimmune disease characterized by multiorgan involvement with diverse clinical and serological manifestations, principally affects women in their child-bearing years. Clinically significant hepatic abnormality as the initial presentation of SLE has rarely been reported. METHODS Eleven patients with lupus with initial presentation of lupus-related hepatitis were included in this retrospective review. Clinical… CONTINUE READING

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