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Risk Factors for Cognitive Impairment in SLE

Purpose:

To identify factors that may affect the severity of cognitive impairment in a patient with SLE as reported by Tomietto et al.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

imaging studies, laboratory tests, complication detection, quality of life, psychological response, interventional radiology

ICD-10:

F02.8, M32

Description:

Tomietto et al identified a number of risk factors associated with cognitive impairment in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from more aggressive management. The authors are from the University of Udine, the Catholic University of Rome, and Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital of Udine in Italy.

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