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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.

References:

  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. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10513791. 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/art.23536. Accessed February 6, 2020.