• systemic lupus erythem
  • OBJETIVES: The aim of the study was to distinguish chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus and systemic lupus erythematosus from controls assessed by nailfold capillaroscopy. (epm.br)
  • METHODS: Seventy patients with lupus erythematosus (37 with chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus and 33 with systemic lupus erythematosus) were studied by the technique of capillary microscopy and compared to 32 controls. (epm.br)
  • p=0.001) distinguished between the two groups of patients (chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus and systemic lupus erythematosus) from controls. (epm.br)
  • The variable meandering loops could be predictive for systemic lupus erythematosus (OR=8.308). (epm.br)
  • The independent predictive variables for systemic lupus erythematosus were meandering loops, and, for chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus, ectasic loops and nailfold bleedings. (epm.br)
  • patients
  • CONCLUSIONS: Capillaroscopy can help in the management of patients, since the presence of typical capillaroscopic abnormalities seems to be related to the development of lupus erythematosus. (epm.br)
  • Question: Is the use of rituximabe as adjuvant treatment effective and safe for patients with refractory systemic lupus? (docplayer.com.br)