Systemic lupus erythematosus in the first two decades of life.

@article{Platt1982SystemicLE,
  title={Systemic lupus erythematosus in the first two decades of life.},
  author={Jeffrey L Platt and Barbara A. Burke and Alfred J. Fish and Y. Kim and Alfred F. Michael},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={1982},
  volume={2 1 Suppl 1},
  pages={212-22}
}
Seventy patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the first two decades of life have been followed from 1958 to 1981. The patients were treated with corticosteroids alone (17 patients) or corticosteroids and immunosuppressives (53 patients). Twenty-one patients (30%) had evidence of CNS lupus. Eighty-seven percent of patients had evidence of renal involvement, and 34% of these patients had diffuse proliferative lupus nephritis (DPLN). A high frequency of pathologic transition was… CONTINUE READING