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Comment on Predictors of preterm birth in patients with mild systemic lupus erythematosus by Clowse et al
  1. Ryo Rokutanda,
  2. Mitsumasa Kishimoto,
  3. Gautam A Deshpande,
  4. Kenichi Yamaguchi,
  5. Masato Okada
  1. Division of Allergy and Rheumatology, St. Luke's International Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ryo Rokutanda, 9-1 Akashi-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8560, Japan; rrokutandah1{at}

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Clowse et al1 report that ferritin, oestradiol and uric acid level at mid-gestation may predict preterm delivery in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) with mild-moderate disease activity. This is a well-done study, but we believe that the authors fail to …

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