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Factors associated with coronary artery calcification in young female patients with SLE
  1. K Manger,
  2. M Kusus,
  3. C Forster,
  4. D Ropers,
  5. W G Daniel,
  6. J R Kalden,
  7. S Achenbach,
  8. B Manger

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Background: With improved survival rates of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), damage such as accelerated atherosclerosis gains increasing importance.

Objective: To identify the prevalence of coronary artery calcifications (CAC) in asymptomatic patients.

Methods: Electron beam tomography (EBT) was performed in 75 female patients with SLE aged <50. …

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