Systemic lupus erythematosus in the elderly.

C A Sousa, I Baptista, P Aguiar, A Gonçalves, C Cocco, R de Carvalho


The authors report two clinical cases of systemic lupus erythematosus, both in patients over 65 years of age. The discussion includes a brief overview of recent publications on this condition in geriatric patients. Some aspects of systemic lupus in elderly persons are suggested and commented on.

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