Cardiovascular risk in young people with childhood onset systemic lupus erythematosus

Document Type



Paediatrics and Child Health (East Africa)


Since 1940, epidemiologists, clinicians, and scientists promoted increased awareness of the crucial importance of promoting preventive strategies for minimizing the risk of poor health later in life. This is particularly relevant to children and young people with chronic inflammatory diseases, including childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which are almost always associated with increased risk of comorbidity. A wealth of literature emphasizes the contribution of chronic inflammation to the development of subclinical atherosclerosis, which drives the increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and many guidelines across specialties highlight the need for cardiovascular disease risk stratification and tailored management.

Publication (Name of Journal)

The Lancet Rheumatology