In SLE, NP involvement and aPLs were confirmed as closely related. Furthermore, other modifiable generic risk factors, such as hypertension, carotid vasculopathy and dyslipidaemia, appeared to be related to the occurrence of cerebral vascular accident (CVA) and cognitive dysfunctions, suggesting the need for a more intensive preventive strategy to optimize the management of NP lupus.
Rheumatology (Oxford, England)
Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Section of Rheumatology, University of Ferrara, C.so Giovecca 203, 44121 Ferrara, Italy. gvl [at] unife.it
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2012 Jan;51(1):157-68
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