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Systemic lupus erythematosus: follow-up study of 148 patients. I: Classification, clinical and laboratory findings, course and outcome.
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PMID:  3581694     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present paper is a description of 148 patients with circulating antinuclear antibodies and multisystemic disease filed during 18 years by one of the authors and followed up to date in 1981-83. Seventy-eight per cent of the patients satisfied the 1971 ARA criteria for the classification of systemic lupus erythematosus and 92 per cent fulfilled the 1982 ARA criteria. Eighty-five per cent were women, the mean age at onset of SLE was 32 years. Malar rash and arthritis were early manifestations in 80 per cent of the patients whereas the onset of nephropathy, CNS manifestations, serositis, and peripheral cytopenia was delayed in about half of the patients. Nephropathy and thrombocytopenia were observed particularly in the youngest patients. The mean duration of the observation period was 8 years. The 10-year-survival was 80 per cent. Half of the deaths were presumably unrelated to SLE. The mean ages at entry of patients who died of SLE and of unrelated causes were 30 and 52 years respectively. Eighteen per cent of the deaths were caused by uremia and 18 per cent by infections. The total and the SLE related mortalities were evenly distributed throughout the observation period. The morbidity (incidence of new ARA criteria and other findings indicating active disease) decreased during the first year of observation but rarely subsided completely during the following years. All patients observed for more than 10 years showed evidence of active disease during the rest of the observation period and most showed evidence of renal disease.
P Halberg; B Alsbjørn; J T Balsløv; J Gerstoft; I Lorenzen; S Ullman; A Wiik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical rheumatology     Volume:  6     ISSN:  0770-3198     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  1987 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-07-07     Completed Date:  1987-07-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211469     Medline TA:  Clin Rheumatol     Country:  BELGIUM    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  13-21     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Follow-Up Studies
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic* / mortality,  pathology
Middle Aged
Retrospective Studies

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