Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?

Herbert S. Diamond, MD


November 03, 2015

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:

  • Infections

  • Hypertension

  • Lipid disorders (dyslipidemia), atherosclerosis, and coronary heart disease

  • Diabetes mellitus

  • 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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