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Table 4 Structural MRI and white matter hyperintensities

From: Altered white matter microstructure in lupus patients: a diffusion tensor imaging study

Groups No WMHI Mild WMHI Moderate WHMI Severe WMHI Very severe WMHI
Healthy controls (n = 20) 19 (95) 1 (5) 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0)
SLE (n = 64) 39 (58) 12 (19) 6 (9.4) 7 (11) 2 (3.1)
Subgroups
 NonNPSLE (n = 25) 13 (52) 6 (24) 3 (12) 2 (8) 1 (4)
 NPSLE (n = 39) 15 (54) 6 (39) 3 (8) 5 (13) 1 (2.6)
  1. Data presented as (N (%)). Number and percentage of white matter hyperintensities (WMHI) in healthy controls (n = 20), all SLE patients (n = 64), as well as in subgroups of SLE (nonNPSLE (n = 25) and NPSLE (n = 39))
  2. SLE systemic lupus erythematosus, NPSLE neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus