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ISRN Rheumatology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 989218, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/989218
Clinical Study

Neuropsychiatric Features of a Cohort of Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

1Unidade de Doenças Auto-Imunes, Serviço 2-Medicina Interna, Hospital Curry Cabral, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Portugal
2Neurorradiologia, Área de Diagnóstico por Imagem, Hospital de São José, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Portugal
3Laboratório de Imunologia, Serviço de Imuno-Hemoterapia, Hospital Curry Cabral, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Portugal
4Laboratório de Hemostase, Serviço de Imuno-Hemoterapia, Hospital Curry Cabral, Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Central, Portugal

Received 23 September 2012; Accepted 10 October 2012

Academic Editors: J. Bruges Armas, G. Murdaca, and E. Tchetina

Copyright © 2012 Maria Francisca Moraes-Fontes et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

The following supplementary material includes a description of the group of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) patients currently followed in The Autoimmune Disease Unit at the Hospital Curry Cabral in Lisbon, Portugal, at the time of writing.

Supplementary Data 1 provides demographic, clinical manifestations and therapeutic details, according to the presence of Neuropsychiatric Disease (NP), Nephritis and Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS). Supplementary Data 2 compares cumulative autoantibody reactivities between the different groups of patients. Supplementary Data 3 describes the recurrence, persistence and therapy of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in the Neuropsychiatric SLE (NPSLE) APS negative group of patients. Supplementary Data 4 enumerates the clinical characteristics of the patients that died in 18 years of follow-up.

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