A diagnosis of SLE had been made 2 years earlier, on the basis of a photosensitive malar rash, oral ulcers, polyarthritis, pericarditis, and positive assays for antinuclear antibodies (ANA ...
screening for tuberculosis and ruling out sepsis Regular follow-up during therapy with blood tests and physical examination also helps to optimize safety Risks can be reduced further by promoting ...
Transthoracic echocardiography (TTE), the single most important screening test (Figure ... to a complete blood count and metabolic panel, measurement of antinuclear antibody titers and HIV ...