Table 1: Clinical and laboratory features in 9 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).

CharacteristicsValues

Gender (F : M)7 : 2
Age, years33.70 ± 4.10
Lupus duration, years5.94 ± 2.49
SLEDAI6.60 ± 1.89
ESR, mm/h52.00 ± 14.90
CRP, mg/L5.90 ± 2.95
Anti-dsDNA, %44.44 (4/9)
Prednisone dosage, mg/day24.78 ± 9.48
HCQ usage, %55.56 (5/9)
ISA usage, %33.33 (3/9)

Clinical characteristics are presented as mean ± SEM or number (%). SLEDAI, SLE disease activity index; ESR, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; CRP, C-reactive protein; HCQ, hydroxychloroquine; ISA, immunosuppressive agent. The normal ranges were as follows: ESR (0–20 mm/h) and CRP (0–8 mg/L).