Prevalence and Correlates of Accelerated Atherosclerosis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Carotid Artery Diseases
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
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.