Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/14652
Title: Dyslipidemia in systemic lupus erythematosus
Authors: LEONG KENG HONG
Keywords: SLE, hyperlipidemia, premature atherosclerosis, corticosteroids, nephritic syndrome, active lupus
Issue Date: 7-May-2005
Source: LEONG KENG HONG (2005-05-07). Dyslipidemia in systemic lupus erythematosus. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) is an illness with a poor prognosis in the past. In recent years, treatment options have improved and patients often survive more than ten years from the time of diagnosis. This has given rise to new problems related to organ damage and long term side effects of medications. One of these problems which only recently has been recognised is dyslipidemia.In a study of Singaporean SLE patients with a mean age of 32, 35% had severe lipid abnormalities of high LDL, high TG, low HDL and abnormal TC/HDL ratios. Hyperlipidemia in SLE is associated with the presence of nephrotic syndrome, active lupus and the use of systemic corticosteroids. To prevent the onset of atherosclerotic complications hyperlipidemia in SLE patients should be diagnosed early and treated accordingly.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/14652
Appears in Collections:Ph.D Theses (Open)

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormatAccess SettingsVersion 
Final MD.pdf671.2 kBAdobe PDF

OPEN

NoneView/Download

Page view(s)

560
checked on Dec 11, 2017

Download(s)

395
checked on Dec 11, 2017

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.