Response to: "A combination of complement activation products with autoantibodies predicts transition of probable lupus to systemic lupus erythematosus"Lambers, W. M., Westra, J., Bootsma, H. & de Leeuw, K., 25-Sep-2020, In : ARTHRITIS CARE & RESEARCH. 4 p.
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We thank Dr Alexander and Dr Weinstein for their response to our review.1 We welcome the attempt to develop a diagnostic test that can predict progression to systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Early identification of SLE is one of the main challenges faced by clinicians, and is hindered by both the heterogeneous presenting symptoms of the disease, as well as overlap with other diseases.2,3 Timely treatment, however, is important in order to limit disease progression, and prevent organ damage and mortality.4.