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Half of SLE patients have incident neuropsychiatric events

Key clinical point: Patients recently diagnosed with systemic lupus erythematosus often develop a neuropsychiatric event.

Major finding: During 8-year follow-up, 52% of recently diagnosed systemic lupus erythematosus patients had an incident neuropsychiatric event.

Study details: An international, multicenter inception cohort of 1,827 recently diagnosed patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Disclosures: The study did not receive commercial funding. Dr. Hanly had no disclosures.


Hanly JG et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2020 Jan 8. doi: 10.1136/annrheumdis-2019-216150.