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Table 1 Demographic and clinical characteristics of systemic lupus erythematosus patients

From: Myeloid dendritic cells display downregulation of C-type lectin receptors and aberrant lectin uptake in systemic lupus erythematosus

Characteristic Systemic lupus erythematosus patients Control individuals
Number 63 31
Female (%) 85.7 67.8
Age, mean (range) (years) 40.6 (21 to 67) 31.9 (23 to 54)
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index (mean) 4.2 ± 0.4  
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease Activity Index >2 (%) 57.2  
Elevated dsDNA antibodies (%) 58.7  
Decreased C3 and/or C4 (%) 31.7  
Medications (%)   
   Antimalarials 73.0  
   Azathioprine 4.8  
   Cyclophosphamide 4.8  
   Methotrexate 4.8  
   Mycophenolate 30.2  
Prednisone (%)   
   None 36.5  
   <30 mg/day 52.4  
   >30 mg/day 11.1  
No medications (%) 14