Genetic factors may be important in the development of autoimmune disease. We describe the development of fulminant systemic lupus erythematosus in a patient 5 years after recovery from polymyositis. The successive unfolding of different autoimmune diseases in the same individual is suggestive of sequential gene activation.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of Rheumatology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1989|