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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2010;78(4): 409-415.
전신 홍반 루푸스의 임상 소견과 진단
1Department of Internal Medicine, Dong-A University College of Medicine; 2Division of Nephrology, Busan Medical Center, Busan, Korea
Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus
Joong Kyong Ahn
1동아대학교 의과대학 내과학교실, 2부산의료원 신장내과
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multi-system, autoimmune disorder of unknown cause, characterized by the production of autoantibodies and wide ranging spectrum of clinical manifestations. SLE can involve any organ system of the body with constitutional symptoms, including musculoskeletal, skin, renal, neuropsychiatric, cardiovascular, respiratory and gastrointestinal system. American College of Rheumatology classifications criteria for SLE can be helpful when establishing the diagnosis of SLE. However, these criteria would not do for physicians to give a diagnosis of SLE because these were designed for classification for research purpose and not for diagnosis. The diagnosis of SLE remains largely clinical. Thus, increasing awareness of the clinical manifestations could lead to earlier diagnosis. The clinical manifestations and diagnosis of SLE are covered in this review. (Korean J Med 78:409-415, 2010)
Keywords: Systemic lupus erythematosus; Clinical manifestations; Diagnosis
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