Systemic lupus erythematosus predominantly affects women and is more common in blacks. Although survival rates have improved, over one half of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus have permanent damage in one or more organ systems. Arthritis and cutaneous manifestations are most common, but renal, hematologic and neurologic manifestations contribute largely to morbidity and mortality. Treatment approaches emphasize using a combination of drugs to minimize chronic exposure to corticosteroids.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||American family physician|
|State||Published - Jun 1 1998|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Family Practice