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Table 2 Comparison of characteristics among patients with SLE grouped according to steroid treatment response and normals*

From: Flow cytometry analysis of glucocorticoid receptor expression and binding in steroid-sensitive and steroid-resistant patients with systemic lupus erythematosus

Group n Gender (M/F) Age, years Years since diagnosis Relapse First treatment Dosage of prednisolone
mg/day
SR 17 1/16 34.4 ± 11.9 4 ± 6 10 7 57.6 ± 6.4
SS 18 3/15 39.7 ± 12.6 3 ± 6 12 6 62.1 ± 3.9
Normal 27 4/23 35.8 ± 13.3 - - - -
  1. *Values are the mean ± standard deviation. P > 0.5. Normal subjects and SLE patients are matched in their age and sex.
  2. SLE = systemic lupus erythematosus; SR = steroid-resistant; SS = steroid-sensitive.