Table 1

Clinical characteristics of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and healthy controls (HC)

Clinical profiles

SLE (n = 93)

HC (n = 67)


Sex, male/female

0/93

0/67

Age, years, mean ± SD

28.80 ± 8.891

29.14 ± 6.48

Duration of disease, years, mean ± SD

1.927 ± 2.151

-

Disease onset, years, mean ± SD

25.78 ± 8.630

-

ACR criteria

Photosensitivity

28 (30)

-

Malar rash

39 (42)

-

Discoid rash

15 (16)

-

Oral ulcer

47 (51)

-

Arthritis

49 (53)

-

NPSLE

26 (28)

-

Carditis

14 (15)

-

AIHA

10 (11)

-

Serositis

18 (19)

-

Nephritis

52 (56)

-

Pneumonitis

11 (12)

-


Data are number (%) of participants unless otherwise specified. ACR, American College of Rheumatology; NPSLE, neuropsychiatric SLE; AIHA, autoimmune hemolytic anemia.

Panda et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R218   doi:10.1186/ar4057

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