In patients with CNS lupus, early evidence shows the presence of the development of dementia, says Dr. Yehuda Shoenfeld of Israel. "Lupus is a disease of young females, so it's not elderly females with dementia at this age."
Thrombosis risk is increased in lupus, but not all patients are equal in this regard. This slide show summarizes the key points of a new systematic review on the topic that highlights risk assessment and treatment. Full text is available via hyperlinks in the captions.
In the third edition of #rheumjc, author (and Twitter regular) John Cush MD discusses a report from a summit on management of pregnancy and lactation in women with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.
Lupus is the condition that most frequently requires attention to skin problems, but it's far from the only reason for a rheumatologist's patient to see a dermatologist. In the case of lupus, however, the lesion may be a clue to prognosis.