Lupus linked to higher rates of dementia

People with systemic lupus erythematosus are more than twice as likely to develop dementia compared with the general population, according to Taiwanese researchers.

Data from over 1,000 patients with SLE plus matched controls showed a 2.14-fold increase in the risk of dementia with SLE over a follow-up period of up to seven years.

A number of potential confounders were accounted for, including