NEW YORK (Reuters Health)—Patients with cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE) should be monitored closely for other autoimmune conditions, researchers suggest.
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Dr. Benjamin Chong, Dr. Linda Hynan and Elaine Kunzler of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas analyzed data from 129 adults in the UTSW Cutaneous Lupus Registry (mean age, 49; 79% women). Individuals who met at least four American College of Rheumatology (ACR) diagnostic criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were excluded.
- Kunzler E, Hynan L, Chong B. Autoimmune Diseases in Patients With Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus. JAMA Dermatology. 2018 May 2. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/article-abstract/2679045?redirect=true