PREVALENCE OF MUSCULOSKELETAL MANIFESTATIONS IN PATIENTS WITH SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS PRESENTIG AT A TERTIARY CARE TEACHING HOSPITAL OF VALLEY OF KASHMIR
Wani Suhail A.*, Rayees Ul Hamid Wani, Sofi Fayaz A. and Mushtaq Ahmed
Background: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem autoimmune disease caused by an aberrant immune response. Aims & Objectives: To study the prevalence of musculoskeletal manifestations in patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus presenting at a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital. Material and Methods: A review of records of SLE patients admitted or evaluated in OPD from March 2010 to June 2017 was carried out. Results: A total of two hundred and sixty nine SLE patients were enrolled for the analysis. Among 269 SLE patients, majority of the patients had musculoskeletal manifestations yielding a prevalence of 82.9%.
Keywords: Systemic lupus erythematosus, Prevalence, Musculoskeletal manifestations.
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