Survival of patients with SLE admitted to an intensive care unit—a retrospective study

@article{Whitelaw2004SurvivalOP,
  title={Survival of patients with SLE admitted to an intensive care unit—a retrospective study},
  author={David A. Whitelaw and Rakesh Gopal and Valerie Freeman},
  journal={Clinical Rheumatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={24},
  pages={223-227}
}
We examined the demography, reasons for admission and cause of death in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients admitted to a medical intensive care unit (ICU) over a 7-year period. Fourteen patients were admitted during this period—all were female, 13 were of mixed ethnic ancestry and one a black South African. Of the 14 patients, 12 were admitted as a result of lupus activity, 2 had sepsis as the major cause of admission, although 5 other patients developed infection during their… CONTINUE READING
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