Systemic lupus erythematosus: review of synthetic drugs

  title={Systemic lupus erythematosus: review of synthetic drugs},
  author={M. Tsang-A-Sjoe and I. Bultink},
  journal={Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy},
  pages={2793 - 2806}
  • M. Tsang-A-Sjoe, I. Bultink
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine
  • Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
  • Introduction: Synthetic drugs are prescribed for nearly all patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a multisystem autoimmune disease, to ameliorate symptoms and positively influence outcome. While only 2 biologic agents have been approved for the treatment of SLE, synthetic drugs are still the mainstay of therapy in SLE. The highly variable and unpredictable course of SLE poses a challenge for physicians as to what drug(s) should be prescribed for which patient. Areas covered… CONTINUE READING
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