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What is New in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A 2019–2020 Update

Rathindranath Sarkar

Keywords : ACR/EULAR, Interferonopathy, Steroids, Systemic lupus erythematosus, TREX-1

Citation Information : Sarkar R. What is New in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: A 2019–2020 Update. Bengal Physician Journal 2019; 6 (2):40-44.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10070-6113

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-08-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Scientific understanding of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is progressing at a steady pace. Thus, there has been a paradigm shift in the understanding of the pathogenesis of SLE. As clinical experience of SLE is accumulating, the criteria for diagnosis are also being modified. Treatment of SLE still leaves a lot to be desired but every year, there are new additions and alterations. This article sums up these recent changes, especially those in the management of SLE.

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