High mortality with systemic lupus erythematosus in hospitalized African blacks.
This survey is undertaken to determine the clinical spectrum and outcome of SLE in hospitalized African blacks in Durban, South Africa.
We reviewed the hospital records of all patients with SLE who were seen during 1984 and 1990.
Eighty-five patients were seen and their mean age at diagnosis was 33.3 years.
The prevalence of the various diagnostic criteria was as follows :
cutaneous, 68% ;
arthritis, 66% ;
renal, 65% ;
serositis, 29% ;
neuropsychiatric, 21% ;
haematological, 71% ;
immunological, 49% ;
anti-nuclear factor, 98%.
Mots-clés Pascal : Lupus érythémateux, Disséminé, Homme, Négroïde, République Sud Africaine, Afrique, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Peau pathologie, Tissu conjonctif pathologie, Maladie système, Maladie autoimmune, Immunopathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Lupus erythematosus, Disseminated, Human, Negroid, South Africa, Africa, Mortality, Epidemiology, Skin disease, Connective tissue disease, Systemic disease, Autoimmune disease, Immunopathology
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Cote : 95-0127904
Code Inist : 002B07. Création : 09/06/1995.