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Incidence of chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus in French Guiana: a retrospective population-based study.
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PMID:  20191529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively study the incidence of chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CCLE) in French Guiana (FG), South America, during the period 1995-1999. METHODS: Private and public physicians specializing in dermatology, rheumatology, and internal medicine were asked during the year 2000 about lupus cases. We reviewed hospitals' files in data-processing departments. RESULTS: Twenty new cases of CCLE, mostly discoid form, were identified during this 5-year period in this population of predominantly African descent. The average annual incidence of the disease was 2.59 per 100,000 inhabitants (95% confidence interval 1.5-4). However, our methodology could introduce underestimation of the incidence of the disease. CONCLUSION: The average annual incidence of CCLE in FG appears to be low in this retrospective study, but is very similar to the only previously published data in the US.
Christophe Deligny; Emmanuel Clyti; Dominique Sainte-Marie; Pierre Couppie; Du L? Thi Huong; Jean Charles Piette; Serge Arfi; Roger Pradinaud
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arthritis care & research     Volume:  62     ISSN:  2151-4658     ISO Abbreviation:  Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-01     Completed Date:  2010-04-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101518086     Medline TA:  Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre R?gional de Comp?tences Maladies Autoimmunes Rares, Centre Hospitalier la Meynard, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort de France, BP, Fort de France Cedex, France.
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data
French Guiana / epidemiology
Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid / epidemiology*
Retrospective Studies
Young Adult

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