Hand functions in systemic lupus erythematosus: a comparative study with rheumatoid arthritis patients and healthy subjects


Balan Yentur S., TUNA Z., METE O., Gokkurt A., Tore N. G. , Kucuk H., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.48, no.4, pp.840-844, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-1803-183
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.840-844

Abstract

Background/aim: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) frequently affects the small joints of the hand and may result in difficulty in activities of daily living. There are very few studies evaluating the problems encountered in the hands in patients with SLE. The aim of this study is to evaluate hand functions in patients with SLE and compare them with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and healthy subjects.