Table I.

Characteristics of the patients with SLE

CharacteristicSLE Patients (n = 112)
Age in years, mean ± SEM (range in years)33.8 ± 1.57 (15–66)
Female (%)90.2% (101/112)
Disease duration in years, mean ± SEM (range in years)4.5 ± 0.5 (0.01–20)
SLEDAI score, mean ± SEM (range)6.5 ± 0.9 (0–22)
Arthritis percentage (no./total)31.3% (35/112)
Rash percentage (no./total)23.2% (26/112)
Oral ulceration percentage (no./total)17.9% (20/112)
Renal involvement percentage (no./total)37.5% (42/112)
Vasculitis percentage (no./total)7.1% (8/112)
Hematological abnormalities percentage (no./total)25% (28/112)
CNS involvement percentage (no./total)3.6% (4/112)
Glucocorticoid use, mean ± SEM mg/day (range)23.2 ± 2.9 (0–160)