Journal of Immunology Research / 2012 / Article / Tab 1

Clinical Study

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Systemic Autoimmune Connective Tissue Disorders behind Recurrent Diastolic Heart Failure

Table 1

Cases characteristics ( ).

Age74 years (65 y–80 y)
Gender100% female (5)
EthnicityWhite South European
Allergies or urticaria80% (4)
Polyarticular rheumatism100% (5)
Thyroid problems60% (3)
Miscarriages and obstetric morbidity20% (1)
Raynaud40% (2)
Livedo reticularis60% (3)
Leucopenia40% (2)
Previous positive autoantibody tests80% (4)
Antithyroid autoantibodies positive40% (2)
Autoimmune condition previously diagnosed0% (0)
Secondary Hypertension80% (4)
Rheumatic mitral lesion40% (2)
Atrial fibrillation100% (5)
Pulmonary thromboembolism20% (1)
Autoantibodies positive100% (5)
ANAs positive >1/34080% (4)
aCL positive40% (2)
SLE40% (2)
APS20% (1)
UCTD60% (3)

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