Young adults with SLE experience 20% to 40% work loss rate

Young adults with systemic lupus erythematosus have a work loss incidence rate of 20% to 40%, right at a time when they are experiencing multiple transitions in their personal and professional lives, according to Carole Dodge, OTRL, CHT, of Michigan Medicine.

“Due to all of the symptoms they face, and the difficulties it causes for school, mobility, housework, paid work and other aspects of their lives, young adults start limiting their activity,” Dodge told attendees at the Rheumatology Nurses Society Annual Meeting. “Not surprisingly, there is a higher incident of work loss due to SLE among this age group.”

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