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2021 Feb 20

ACR Open Rheumatol

The Impact of Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) on Patient-Reported Outcomes in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).


Risk of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be elevated in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), but little research has studied the impact of these conditions on SLE outcomes. We examined prevalence, incidence, and impact of self-reported asthma and COPD in two US-based SLE cohorts (FORWARD and Lupus Outcomes Study [LOS]).