systemic lupus erythematosus

Survey uncovers lupus corticosteroid treatment issuesPatients with systemic lupus erythematosus often self-manage their corticosteroid medication without the consent of their healthcare providers, according to a recent multicountry survey.
Protocols for High-Risk Pregnancies: Autoimmune DiseaseIn this protocol, Dr Lockwood reviews the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Do not overlook CMV in children with SLEPersistent fever despite prednisone treatment accompanied by anemia and other characteristics may signal cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection in children who have been diagnosed with pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (pSLE), a Canadian study suggests.
Grand Rounds: Patient with recent hospitalization and decreased vision for 1 monthRegular ophthalmic examination and functional testing of the retina are key to identifying early retinal toxicity and preventing future progression.