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Table 3 Definitions of inactive disease and clinical remission in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus

From: Update on differences between childhood-onset and adult-onset systemic lupus erythematosus

   Medication usage
Construct Minimal time interval Corticosteroids Immunosuppressives Preventive medicationsa Medications to treat damage
Inactive diseaseb Yes Permissible Permissible Permissible Permissible
Clinical remission on medication 6 months Permissible Permissible Permissible Permissible
Clinical remission on preventive medication 6 months No No Permissible Permissible
Clinical remission off medication 12 months No No No Permissible
  1. aPreventive medications include systemic medications that can be used to prevent disease damage, such as statins, aspirin, angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers, bisphosphonates, vitamin D, and omega-3 fatty acids. bMedication exposure is not considered.