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SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS (SLE)-JOINTS

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SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS (SLE)-JOINTS

1. Lupus arthritis is inflammatory and non-erosive.

2. Involved joints may be symmetrical, asymmetrical, oligoarticular, or polyarticular; involving hands, wrist, knees.

3. Jaccoud deformities of SLE appear like boutonniere deformities of RA, but these deformities are easily reducible.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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