Prevalence and Correlates of Accelerated Atherosclerosis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic

abstract

  • Atherosclerosis occurs prematurely in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and is independent of traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease. The clinical profile of patients with lupus and atherosclerosis suggests a role for disease-related factors in atherogenesis and underscores the need for trials of more focused and effective antiinflammatory therapy.

publication date

  • December 18, 2003

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1056/NEJMoa035471

PubMed ID

  • 14681505

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2399

end page

  • 406

volume

  • 349

number

  • 25