TITLE

Oral contraceptives did not increase risk for flare in women with systemic lupus erythematosus: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
Denman, Michael
PUB. DATE
May 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2006, Vol. 144 Issue 3, p75
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's views regarding a study about risk factors associated with the use of oral contraceptives (OCs) in women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The study provides evidence that OCs can safely be prescribed for patients with SLE. This form of contraception did not adversely affect disease course. However, the author is a bit skeptic about how combined OCs can now be prescribed to patients with SLE with complete equanimity and without any further monitoring.
ACCESSION #
21490802

 

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