Vaso-occlusive retinopathy from anti-phospholipid syndrome associated with systemic lupus erythematosus can have a grim prognosis; however, with prompt diagnosis and intensive treatment, it may be reversible. In this article, a multidisciplinary team discusses the complete resolution of ocular symptoms in a 15-year-old patient.
What is the role of ANA in lupus patients over time? A new grant enables physician-researcher, Emily Littlejohn, DO, MPH, to elucidate the potential significance of serial ANA testing.
Rheumatologists are no strangers to leukopenia; the differential for a patient with autoimmune connective tissue disease includes underlying disease activity, medications, side effects and infection.
One of rheumatology’s most common dilemmas is distinguishing the cause of fevers in patients with rheumatic diseases, such as lupus. The ratio of elevated sedimentation rate (ESR) to C-reactive protein (CRP) may help.
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Several aspects of this case deviate from the classic SLE presentation, but uncommon cases are common in Cleveland Clinic’s Lupus Clinic.
Pregnant women with SLE with active disease and major organ involvement have a higher risk of thrombosis, premature delivery, preeclampsia, eclampsia, pregnancy loss and maternal mortality.
If it’s been a while since you last worked your way through basic and clinical immunologic principles as they apply to diagnosis, treatment and pathogenesis of autoimmune and autoinflammatory diseases, Clinical Immunology Boot Camp is for you.
RSLV-132 is not a first-line treatment, but it may be particularly promising for some of the 60 to 80 percent of lupus patients with skin manifestations.
This case of a young woman found to have lupus nephritis and antiphospholipid syndrome shows how renal biopsy can establish the pattern of injury and guide immunosuppressive therapy.
Cleveland Clinic’s multidisciplinary Lupus Clinic was established by the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases to integrate the management of patients with SLE and provide comprehensive, leading-edge care.