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Systemic lupus erythematosus: clinical review

Systemic lupus erythematosus: clinical review

Format

Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours

Published

May 27, 2015

Updated

May 27, 2015

Programme Description

The article by Dr Natasha Jordan and Professor David D’Cru reviews epidemiology and classification of SLE, as well as the pharmacological management options. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include clues to the diagnosis, the 2012 Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics classification and improvements in prognosis.

Educational Objectives

After reading this article the healthcare professional should be better able to:
  • Understand the prevalence and aetiology of SLE
  • List the classification criteria and suitable investigations
  • Discuss the management of the condition
  • Faculty

    Activity authors
    Dr Natasha Jordan
    Consultant Rheumatologist

    Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    UK

    Professor David D’Cruz
    Consultant Rheumatologist

    Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

    UK

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan
    GP
    London
    UK

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.

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    Hardware and Software Requirements
    • A computer with an internet connection
    • Internet Browser: Internet Explorer 7.x or higher, Firefox 4.x or higher, Safari 2.x or higher, or any other W3C standards compliant browser
    • Additional Software: Adobe Flash Player and/or an HTML 5 capable browser maybe required for video or audio playback. PowerPoint or Adobe Acrobat Reader may occasionally be required
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