Disease damage from systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is known to predict future mortality, and existing studies suggest childhood-onset lupus could be responsible for increased disease damage than the adult-onset version of the condition. However, little is currently known about adult outcomes of childhood-onset lupus, particularly steroid-related damage. A study published in Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism assessed steroid-related damage accumulated over time in adults with childhood-onset and adult-onset disease.
This is the first known study to compare damage accrual over time in adults with childhood-onset and adult-onset SLE.
In this slideshow, we highlight the findings.
Source: Heshin-Bekenstein M, Trupin L, Yellin E, et al. “Longitudinal Disease- and Steroid-Related Damage Among Adults with Childhood-Onset Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.” Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism. June 3, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/j.semarthrit.2019.05.010