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2005-12-29 15:20:24

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A small study has shown that the osteoporosis drug raloxifene, sold as Evista, helps maintain bone mineral density (BMD) in menopausal women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who are on corticosteroids. SLE is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the immune system can confuse healthy and foreign tissues and sometimes attacks both. The disorder disproportionately affects women. SLE may be treated with steroids and long-term treatment with steroids...

2004-11-26 03:00:10

Cerebellar atrophy has been recognized as an occasional feature of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)1,2 but not systemic sclerosis. CASE HISTORY The patient was a woman whose illness had begun at the age of 40 with Raynaud's phenomenon, progressing to distal necrosis and ulceration of fingertips, with sclerosis of the hands, feet and face. The results of investigation were consistent with systemic sclerosis (SS). Subsequently she reported heartburn and regurgitation, and oesophageal...