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SLE Patient Case Studies

SLE can present in patients in a variety of manifestations.1 It can also have a considerable impact on patients' lives—interpersonal relationships, workplace productivity, and well-being.2

This is the place to learn more about patients with SLE. The following case studies are hypothetical patients and for illustrative purposes only.


Patient Case Study: Alicia

Alicia has been treated with glucocorticoids but still experiences frequent mobility issues and arthritis flares.

Patient Case Study: Brianne

Brianne is a full-time professional with worsening SLE symptoms that affect her ability to do her day-to-day job.

SLE Overview Christa

Patient Case Study: Christa

As a mother of two active school-aged children, Christa has had to reduce her involvement in her kids’ lives due to her SLE symptoms.

Patient Case Study: Denise

For Denise and her healthcare providers, arriving at a diagnosis of SLE took 2 years. Unfortunately, their story is not unusual.


  1. American College of Rheumatology Ad Hoc Committee on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Guidelines. Guidelines for referral and management of systemic lupus erythematosus in adults. Arthritis Rheum. 1999;42(9):1785-1796. Accessed February 6, 2020.
  2. Katz P, Morris A, Trupin L, et al. Disability in valued life activities among individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus. Arthritis Rheum. 2008;59(4):465-473. Accessed February 6, 2020.