Male lupus: a diagnosis often delayed--a case series and review of the literature.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127239
Title:
Male lupus: a diagnosis often delayed--a case series and review of the literature.
Authors:
Ambrose, N L; Kearns, G; Mohammad, A
Affiliation:
Rheumatology Department, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. nambrose2001@yahoo.co.uk
Citation:
Male lupus: a diagnosis often delayed--a case series and review of the literature. 2011, 180 (1):279-82 Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127239
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-009-0438-x
PubMed ID:
19862568
Abstract:
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an auto-immune disease that is characterised by autoantibody production. Male lupus is rare, apart from at either end of the age spectrum.; In this series, we review the histories of six male lupus patients attending our service.; Our patients presented in middle age and tended to develop haematological abnormalities, renal involvement and neurological manifestations which preceded the onset of their skin and joint complaints. Our patients accrued damage rapidly and overall did badly. They tended to respond sub-optimally to standard treatments. These cases highlight the need an increased awareness that male SLE patients present with a wide variety of symptoms, and that they accrue damage quickly. There is a need for timely diagnosis and appropriate initiation of treatment. This may help avoid preventable organ damage and increase the survival of men with SLE.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1863-4362

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAmbrose, N Len
dc.contributor.authorKearns, Gen
dc.contributor.authorMohammad, Aen
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-05T14:49:29Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-05T14:49:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-
dc.identifier.citationMale lupus: a diagnosis often delayed--a case series and review of the literature. 2011, 180 (1):279-82 Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid19862568-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-009-0438-x-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127239-
dc.description.abstractSystemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an auto-immune disease that is characterised by autoantibody production. Male lupus is rare, apart from at either end of the age spectrum.-
dc.description.abstractIn this series, we review the histories of six male lupus patients attending our service.-
dc.description.abstractOur patients presented in middle age and tended to develop haematological abnormalities, renal involvement and neurological manifestations which preceded the onset of their skin and joint complaints. Our patients accrued damage rapidly and overall did badly. They tended to respond sub-optimally to standard treatments. These cases highlight the need an increased awareness that male SLE patients present with a wide variety of symptoms, and that they accrue damage quickly. There is a need for timely diagnosis and appropriate initiation of treatment. This may help avoid preventable organ damage and increase the survival of men with SLE.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.titleMale lupus: a diagnosis often delayed--a case series and review of the literature.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentRheumatology Department, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland. nambrose2001@yahoo.co.uken
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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