Risk factors for osteonecrosis in systemic lupus erythematosus.

  title={Risk factors for osteonecrosis in systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={M. Mont and Charles J Glueck and Iv{\'a}n H. Pacheco and P Wang and D S. Johns Hopkins Hungerford and Michelle Petri},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={24 4},
OBJECTIVE To study clinical and laboratory factors in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) to identify subgroups at extraordinary risk for developing osteonecrosis. METHODS 31 of 103 (30%) patients with SLE had developed osteonecrosis. Patients were studied to identify clinical characteristics that differentiated patients with and without osteonecrosis. Subjects were studied to determine whether and to what degree factors leading to thrombophilia (anticardiolipin antibodies, aCL… CONTINUE READING
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