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Risk Factors for Epilepsy in Patient with SLE

Purpose:

To identify a patient with SLE who is at increased risk for epilepsy based on the study of Mikdashi et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis, disease progression, psychological response

ICD-10:

F02.8, M32

Description:

Mikdashi et al identified a number of risk factors associated with epilepsy in a patient with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from closer monitoring. The authors are from the University of Maryland in Baltimore.

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