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Table 3 Comparison of laboratory data between lupus nephritis patients with and without renal TMA

From: The spectrum of renal thrombotic microangiopathy in lupus nephritis

  LN with renal TMA LN without renal TMA P-value
Number of patients 36 112  
Hemoglobin (mean ± SD) (g/l) 92.33 ± 22.03 101.29 ± 25.29 0.059
Urine protein (mean ± SD) (g/24hours) 7.09 ± 4.64 4.75 ± 3.13 0.007
Serum creatinine (median; inter-quartile range) (μmol/l) 159.00
86.00, 215.00
81.50
68.00, 111.50
<0.001
Number of positive ANA (%) 36 (100) 111 (99.1) 1.0
Number of positive anti-dsDNA (%) 28 (77.8) 85 (75.9) 0.817
Number of positive anti-cardiolipin (%) 1 (2.8) 7 (6.2) 0.680
Number of positive anti-β2 GP-I (%) 1 (2.8) 8 (7.1) 0.688
C3 (mean ± SD) (mg/ml) 0.51 ± 0.29 0.59 ± 0.34 0.210