Table 1

Demographic and clinical characteristics of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and healthy controls

SLE patients

(n = 50)

Healthy controls

(n = 50)


Demographic characteristics

Age at study, years, mean ± SD

40.2 ± 10.5

40.3 ± 10.6

Sex, female:male

48:2

48:2

Clinical characteristics

Arthritis, n (%)

49 (98%)

Skin involvement, n (%)

41 (82%)

Glomerulonephritis (class), n (%)

28 (56%)

Class IV: 21

Class V: 3

Class III: 2

Class II: 2

Haematologic involvement, n (%)

21 (42%)

Hemolytic anemia 22%

Thrombocytopenia 34%

Serositis, n (%)

14 (28%)

Neurological involvement, n (%)

8 (16%)

SLEDAI score, mean ± SD (range)

5.92 ± 5.89 (0, 26)

SLICC score mean ± SD (range)

1.52 ± 1.59 (0, 7)

Oral anticoagulation, n

5

0


SLEDAI, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index; SLICC, Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics; n, number of patients or controls.

Recarte-Pelz et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2013 15:R41   doi:10.1186/ar4199

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