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Incidence of chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus in French Guiana: a retrospective population-based study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20191529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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.
Authors:
Christophe Deligny; Emmanuel Clyti; Dominique Sainte-Marie; Pierre Couppie; Du L? Thi Huong; Jean Charles Piette; Serge Arfi; Roger Pradinaud
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Publication Detail:
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    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  279-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
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. christophe.deligny@chu-fortdefrance.fr
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
African Continental Ancestry Group / statistics & numerical data
Child
Female
French Guiana / epidemiology
Humans
Lupus Erythematosus, Discoid / epidemiology*
Male
Retrospective Studies
Young Adult

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