Impact of early disease factors on metabolic syndrome in systemic lupus erythematosus: data from an international inception cohort

Parker B., Urowitz M. B., Gladman D. D., Lunt M., Donn R., BAE S., ...More

ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES, vol.74, no.8, pp.1530-1536, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background The metabolic syndrome (MetS) may contribute to the increased cardiovascular risk in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). We examined the association between MetS and disease activity, disease phenotype and corticosteroid exposure over time in patients with SLE.