Early damage in SLE patients predicted future damage

  • November 26, 2013

SAN DIEGO — Early damage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus was predictive of future damage and mortality, with many of the risk factors being potentially modifiable, according to research presented at the American College of Rheumatology annual meeting.

“Early tissue and organ damage … can predict the likelihood of future damage and death due to the disease,” researcher Ian N. Bruce, MD, FRCP, rheumatology professor at the University of Manchester, UK, said in a press release.

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