Osteomyelitis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Wu2004OsteomyelitisIP,
  title={Osteomyelitis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={K. Wu and T Yao and Kuo-Wei Yeh and Jing-Long Huang},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={31 7},
  pages={1340-3}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the clinical profile of and the risk factors for osteomyelitis in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS We reviewed 11 consecutive cases of patients with SLE who had also had osteomyelitis between 1981 and 2001 at a medical center in Taiwan, with special attention to predisposing factors, clinical features, laboratory values, and outcomes. RESULTS The mean age at diagnosis of osteomyelitis was 34.5 +/- 22.0 years and the ratio of females to males… CONTINUE READING

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