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Fall Prevention Should Be High Priority in SLE patients

Key clinical point: Make fall prevention a high priority in SLE patients.

Major finding: The risk of incident fractures in SLE patients was twice that of the general population – and neither cumulative corticosteroid dose nor bone loss were significant predictors of risk.

Study details: This prospective longitudinal study included 145 SLE patients followed for a median of 7.2 years.

Disclosures: The presenter reported having no financial conflicts regarding this study, conducted free of commercial support.

Citation:

Reporting from LUPUS 2019