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Modification of a screening technique to evaluate systemic lupus erythematosus in a Chinese population in Taiwan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3490575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Several recent reports have suggested that systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) may be more common in Chinese than in other populations. We have revised a validated questionnaire devised by Liang, et al, for use in Chinese and surveyed 1,836 people in a community survey and 2,000 students at a girls college in Taipei, Taiwan. This constitutes the largest population yet surveyed with this technique. Only 1 case of probable SLE was identified. Since many apparent normals gave the 3 positive responses suggested to require ANA screening, continued effort should be directed toward increasing survey specificity before the massive population surveys needed to calculate accurate prevalence.
C T Chou; F T Lee; H R Schumacher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of rheumatology     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0315-162X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1986 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-12-05     Completed Date:  1986-12-05     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501984     Medline TA:  J Rheumatol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  806-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Antinuclear / analysis
Asian Continental Ancestry Group
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Mass Screening / methods*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Antinuclear

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