Limited Management of Systemic Erythematosus Lupus in Madagascar
International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Clinical Science
Volume 3, Issue 4, July 2017, Pages: 48-51
Received: Oct. 31, 2016;
Accepted: Dec. 27, 2016;
Published: Oct. 24, 2017
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Fandresena Arilala Sendrasoa, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Joseph Raseta Befelatanana, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Irina Mamisoa Ranaivo, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Joseph Raseta Befelatanana, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Naina Harinjara Razanakoto, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Joseph Raseta Befelatanana, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Malalaniaina Andrianarison, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Joseph Raseta Befelatanana, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Onivola Raharolahy, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Joseph Raseta Befelatanana, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Lala Soavina Ramarozatovo, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Joseph Raseta Befelatanana, Antananarivo, Madagascar
Fahafahantsoa Rapelanoro Rabenja, Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Joseph Raseta Befelatanana, Antananarivo, Madagascar
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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a chronic autoimmune disease that involves multiple organs and has alternating periods of flare-ups and quiescence. SLE requires multiple paraclinical and therapeutic investigations that are not accessible by Malagasy patients. We aim to assess the monthly direct cost in SLE referring to international recommendations. The cost of paraclinical exams and treatment expenses were estimated as a percentage of the MMMS (Malagasy Minimum Monthly Salary). According to international recommendations, the cost of first-line paraclinical exams for SLE diagnosis was 274,2% of the MMMS. The costs of diagnostic tests were 110,9% and 923,4% of the MMMS to research renal and neurological damage, respectively. The monthly cost of pharmacological therapies ranged from 132,2% to 205,9% of the MMMS, depending on the severity of SLE. Clinical examination and affordable paraclinical exams were fundamental in our practice to manage systemic lupus erythematosus lupus. Appropriate recommendations for emergent countries should be come up.
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, Cost, International Recommendations
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Fandresena Arilala Sendrasoa,
Irina Mamisoa Ranaivo,
Naina Harinjara Razanakoto,
Lala Soavina Ramarozatovo,
Fahafahantsoa Rapelanoro Rabenja,
Limited Management of Systemic Erythematosus Lupus in Madagascar, International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Clinical Science.
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