Background/Purpose: Frailty, a syndrome of weight loss, weakness, slowness, exhaustion, and inactivity, has been examined primarily in geriatric cohorts and is associated with poor health outcomes, including mortality. Components of the frailty syndrome are relevant to SLE, but frailty has not been examined in SLE. Methods: In an in-person research visit (2008-2009), frailty components defined […]

Source: Is Frailty a Relevant Concept in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)? – ACR Meeting Abstracts