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Table 3 Prevalence of self-reported autoimmune disease in the family members of lupus patients

From: Reduced proportions of natural killer T cells are present in the relatives of lupus patients and are associated with autoimmunity

Autoimmune disease Father (n = 144; n [%]) Mother (n = 144; n [%]) Sibling (n = 79; n [%]) Controls (n = 102; n [%])
Autoimmune disease: any 31 (21.53) 60 (41.67) 13 (16.67) 5 (4.90)
SLE 2 (1.40) 3 (2.08) 3 (3.85) 0
Rheumatoid arthritis 14 (9.72) 26 (18.06) 2 (2.56) 2 (1.96)
Scleroderma 1 (0.69) 1 (0.70) 0 0
Dermatomyositis/polymyositis 0 2 (1.39) 0 0
Sjögrens syndrome 1 (0.69) 3 (2.08) 0 0
Antiphospholipid syndrome 0 2 (1.39) 1 (1.28) 0
Hemolytic anemia 6 (4.17) 3 (2.08) 1 (1.28) 0
Multiple sclerosis 1 (0.69) 2 (1.39) 1 (1.28) 0
Vitiligo 2 (1.39) 3 (2.08) 1 (1.28) 0
Hyperthyroid 4 (2.78) 7 (4.90) 4 (5.13) 1 (0.99)
Hypothyroid 5 (3.47) 30 (20.83) 6 (7.69) 4 (3.92)
  1. SLE, systemic lupus erythematosus.