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Systemic lupus erythematosus


It has been estimated that about 3 in 10 000 people in Britain's cities have systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)1 and the true figure may be higher.2 Forty years ago, approximately 50% of patients with SLE died within 4 years of diagnosis.3 Prospects have improved with refinements in therapy and the recognition of mild forms of the disease.

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