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Frailty Predicts Damage in SLE

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A frailty index helped predict future disease damage in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), an international group of researchers and experts reported.

On a multivariable analysis, each 0.05-point increase in the baseline frailty index developed by the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics (SLICC) group was associated with a 20% higher rate of later damage accumulation (95% CI 14%-27%), according to John G. Hanly, MD, of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and colleagues. The findings were reported online in Arthritis & Rheumatology.

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