Table 2

Use of immunosupressive drugs in patients with active lupus nephritis (LN) and inactive LN patients

Active LN

Inactive LN

P-value


Total number

22

24

Treatment, n

None

8

3

0.038

Glucocorticoids

10

13

Median dose (range), dose (mg/day)

5 (2.5 to 15)

5 (1.25 to 10)

Immunosupressive/immunomodulating, n

Hydroxychloroquine

9

8

Median dose (range), users (mg/day)

400 (200 to 600)

400 (200 to 600)

Methotrexate

1

2

Median dose (range), users (mg/week)

7.5

13.75 (12.5 to 15.0)

Azathioprine

4

8

Median dose (range), users (mg/day)

100 (75 to 150)

112.5 (75 to 150)

MMF

1

3

Median dose (range), users (mg/day)

2,000

3,000 (2,000 to 3,000)


Dolff et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R36   doi:10.1186/ar4189

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