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SLE-Specific Adjustment Index (SLE Comorbidity Index)

Purpose:

To evaluate comorbid conditions in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) using the SLE comorbidity index of Ward.

Specialty:

Immunology, Rheumatology, Pediatric Rheumatology

Objective:

comorbid conditions

ICD-10:

M32

Description:

Ward reported a modification of the Charlson comorbidity index that is more specific for patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This can help identify hospitalized patients with SLE who are at risk for in-hospital mortality. The author is from the VA Palo Alto Health Care System and Stanford University.

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