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Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2007 Oct;68(10):538-41.

Systemic lupus erythematosus: diagnosis for the non-specialist.

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Rheumatology Department, Kettering General Hospital, Kettering.

Abstract

This review discusses the pitfalls in placing too much reliance on an antinuclear antibody test result for the diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus, outlines a practical approach to patients in whom this illness is suspected, and gives guidance on how to request these tests sensibly.

PMID:
17974296
DOI:
10.12968/hmed.2007.68.10.27324
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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