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Hospitalization of individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus: characteristics and predictors of outcome.

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We performed a retrospective study of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) admitted to hospital during a one-year period to describe characteristics associated with a poor outcome. There were 348 episodes of hospitalization of 223 individuals. The cause of admission was clinical flare of SLE (58%), infection (37%) and thromboembolic disease (8%). Readmission occurred in 35.8% and was associated with: active nephritis (HR 2.53, P < 0.01), flare of lupus (HR 2.0, P < 0.01) and...

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Publisher copy:
10.1191/0961203303lu452oa

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Edwards, CJ More by this author
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Journal:
Lupus
Volume:
12
Issue:
9
Pages:
672-676
Publication date:
2003
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EISSN:
1477-0962
ISSN:
0961-2033
URN:
uuid:0f694ceb-ac20-404f-9dad-cd32a90d1829
Source identifiers:
127096
Local pid:
pubs:127096

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