Assessment of State of Vessel Wall and Endothelial Function in Children with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

V.V. Berezhny, Ye.Yu. Marushko
2013 Zdorovʹe Rebenka  
In children with systemic lupus erythematosus there had been observed the intima-media thickening and increase in stiffness of common carotid artery wall as compared with healthy children. Disease duration, duration of treatment and the total cumulative dose of glucocorticoids has an impact on the mentioned changes. In patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, endothelial dysfunction is detected, its degree depends on disease activity, but also present in inactive disease.
doi:10.22141/2224-0551.2.45.2013.88017 doaj:923c4be6bba84a7c91b0172be83830c2 fatcat:zfxtjruj7bdl7dgnujkvnvovf4