Steroids cause damage accrual in SLE even in patients with no disease activity

The importance of a steroid-sparing approach in SLE has been highlighted by Australian-led research showing that glucocorticoid use contributes to damage accrual independently of disease activity. An Asia-Pacific region study that followed up 1707 SLE patients for a median of two years found that irreversible organ damage, measured by Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics Damage ...

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