Cardiac pathology of systemic lupus erythematosus

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Abstract

Systemic lupus erythematosus is a common chronic autoimmune disorder causing injury to many organ systems. Cardiac complications of lupus affect most parts of the heart. These include pericarditis, myocarditis, endocarditis and coronary artery disease. While many histopathological findings in lupus-related cardiac diseases are non-specific, there are a few important findings which pathologists should be aware of. This review provides pathological descriptions of these entities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)584-592
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Pathology
Volume62
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2009

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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