Table 2

Number and cause of deaths according to autoimmune disease diagnosis

Cause of death

Diagnosis

Total, n


Infection

Wegener's granulomatosis/microscopic polyangiitis (n = 2)

Myasthenia gravis (n = 1)

Polydermatomyositis (n = 2)

Mixed connective tissue disease (n = 1)

Other (n = 1)

7

Other, unspecified

Wegener's granulomatosis/microscopic polyangiitis (n = 1)

Multiple sclerosis/neuromyelitis optica (n = 1)

Polydermatomyositis (n = 1)

3

Infection plus other event

Wegener's granulomatosis/microscopic polyangiitis (n = 1)

1


Tony et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2011 13:R75   doi:10.1186/ar3337

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