Rate and determinants of progression of atherosclerosis in systemic lupus erythematosus Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Atherosclerosis
  • Carotid Artery Diseases
  • Homocysteine
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic

abstract

  • Atherosclerosis develops or progresses in a substantial minority of SLE patients during short-term followup (10% per year on average). Older age at diagnosis, longer duration of SLE, and higher homocysteine concentration are independently related to progression of atherosclerosis. These findings show that aggressive control of SLE and lowering of homocysteine concentrations are potential means to retard the development and progression of atherosclerosis in SLE.

publication date

  • October 2007

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/art.22924

PubMed ID

  • 17907140

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3412

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 56

number

  • 10