Prolonged remission in systemic lupus erythematosus.

  title={Prolonged remission in systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Murray B. Urowitz and Marie Feletar and Ian N. Bruce and Dominique Iba{\~n}ez and Dafna D Gladman},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={32 8},
OBJECTIVE To determine the frequency of prolonged remission in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) using strict criteria for remission and to define disease characteristics and prognosis of patients achieving this state. To also determine the frequency of remission utilizing less restrictive definitions, such as allowing shorter period of disease quiescence, persistence of serological activity, or treatment in the absence of clinical disease. METHODS Patients registered in the Lupus Clinic… CONTINUE READING


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