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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  • Stefanie DeedsEmail author
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Abstract

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem inflammatory disease associated with increased risk of cardiovascular, renal, and thrombotic complications. Patients with SLE are at increased risk for perioperative complications and mortality. The evaluation of patients with SLE undergoing surgery should include special attention to the presence of risk factors for surgical complications and management of often complex medication regimens.

Keywords

Systemic lupus erythematosus Perioperative Cardiovascular disease Thromboembolic disease Arthroplasty 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Gregory Gardner, M.D., F.A.C.P., Professor, Division of Rheumatology, Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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