The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) task force also identified the following comorbidities as increasing the risk for morbidity and mortality in patients with SLE:
Lipid disorders (dyslipidemia), atherosclerosis, and coronary heart disease
Bone-related conditions: osteoporosis, avascular bone necrosis
Malignancies, such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, lung cancer, and hepatobiliary cancer
For more on the prognosis of SLE, read here.
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