The news from the PROMISSE study on pregnancy outcome in women with systemic lupus erythematosus is good for non-Hispanic white women and not so good for Hispanic white and African-American in women.
New guidelines issued at EULAR 2015 outline ways to reduce risks of complications for pregnant women with SLE and antiphospholipid syndrome. Details here.
Dating probably doesn't enter the conversation very often during visits with your lupus patients. Here, someone who has had more than her share of struggles with lupus describes trying to find someone to share that difficult life.
Lupus is the condition that most frequently requires attention to skin problems, but it's far from the only reason for a rheumatologist's patient to see a dermatologist. In the case of lupus, however, the lesion may be a clue to prognosis.
ACR2013: Biomarkers can predict pregnancy complications in lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome patients, and with some difficulty they also succeed at IVF.
A 45-year-old woman presented with longstanding left knee pain. Both knee and hand radiographs showed abnormalities. Bony infarcts had become complicated by an infection/septic joint and had progressed to frank bony destruction.