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Table 2 Characteristics of post-partum flare (by definition all domains were newly scored as positive)

From: Low frequency of flares during pregnancy and post-partum in stable lupus patients

Present SLEPDAI characteristicTotal (n = 57 flares)
Positive anti-dsDNA25 (43.9%)
Low complement20 (35.1%)
Rash20 (35.1%)
Arthritis14 (24.6%)
Proteinuria12 (21.1%)
Mucosal ulcers9 (15.8%)
Alopecia4 (7.0%)
Pyuria3 (5.3%)
Leukopenia2 (3.5)
Hematuria1 (1.8%)
Pleurisy1 (1.8%)
Pericarditis1 (1.8%)
Vasculitis1 (1.8%)
Myositis1 (1.8%)
Psychosis1 (1.8%)
Physician-initiated changes
 Increase in prednisone but not to > 0.5 mg/kg/day13 (22.8%)
 Increase in prednisone to > 0.5 mg/kg/day0 (0%)
 > 1.0 increase in PGA, but not to > 2.56 (10.5%)
 Added NSAID or hydroxychloroquine for disease activity6 (10.5)
 Added mycophenolate mofetil1 (1.8%)
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