The incidence and prevalence of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in a well defined area in the Midlands was determined, by case ascertainment using multiple sources, during the period 1.5.89 to 30.4.90.
This first such study of SLE in the UK showed incidence rates of 1.5/100 000/year for males and 6.5/100 000/year for females.
The highest incidence was seen in age groups 40-49 and 50-59 years, with rates for females of 10.5 and 18.4/100 000/year respectively.
Prevalence rates were 3.7/000 000/year for males and 45.4/100 000/year for females: SLE was found to be more prevalent amongst Afro-Carribean groups.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lupus érythémateux, Disséminé, Maladie autoimmune, Maladie système, Peau pathologie, Epidémiologie, Homme, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lupus erythematosus, Disseminated, Autoimmune disease, Systemic disease, Skin disease, Epidemiology, Human, United Kingdom, Europe
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Code Inist : 002B07. Création : 199406.