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Autoimmune Diseases
Volume 2013, Article ID 750814, 6 pages
Research Article

Susceptibility for Lupus Nephritis by Low Copy Number of the FCGR3B Gene Is Linked to Increased Levels of Pathogenic Autoantibodies

1Department of Rheumatology, Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tromsø, 9037 Tromsø, Norway
2Department of Rheumatology, University Hospital Northern Norway, P.O. Box 14, 9038 Tromsø, Norway
3Department of Rheumatology, Basil Hetzel Institute, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SA 5020, Australia
4Division of Medicine, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia

Received 8 May 2013; Accepted 3 June 2013

Academic Editor: Giuseppe Murdaca

Copyright © 2013 Johannes C. Nossent et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Supplementary Material

Supplemental Table 1: Overview of the assessment of the SLE disease activity index (SLEDAI) used in this study showing the absolute scores and definitions for their use. The maximum score is 104.

Supplemental Table 2: Provides the details for the assessment of the SLICC damage index (SDI) used in this study. Scores are only registered if a specific type of organ damage has been present for >6 months, irrespective of its cause.

  1. Supplementary Tables