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Table 3 Clinical characteristics upon admission to ICU in 45 events

From: Clinical and epidemiologic characterization of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus admitted to an intensive care unit in Colombia

Clinical characteristics upon admission to ICU N = 45
n (%)
Reasons for UCI admission
 • Disease activity 25 (55,5)
 • Infection 19 (42,2)
 • Ventilatory failure 18 (40,0)
 • Cardiovascular emergency 12 (26,7)
 • Hemorrhage 7 (15,5)
 • Dialytic urgency 6 (13,3)
 • Postsurgery care 5 (11,1)
Organic commitment
 • Renal involvement 24 (53,3)
 • Haematological commitment 19 (42,2)
  o Hemolytic anemia 13 (28,9)
  o Thrombocytopenia 13 (28,9)
  o Lymphopenia 10 (22,2)
  o Neutropenia 6 (13,3)
 • Lung commitment 18 (40,0)
  o Acute Pulmonary Edema 8 (17,8)
  o ARDSa 5 (11,1)
  o Pleural effusion 4 (8,9)
  o Alveolar hemorrhage 4 (8,9)
  o Pneumonitis 3 (6,7)
  o Pulmonary embolism 1 (2,2)
 • Commitment of CNSb 9 (20,0)
  o Vasculitis 4 (8,8)
  o Hemorrhage 2 (4,4)
  o Optic neuritis 1 (2,2)
  o Myelopathy 1 (2,2)
  o Autoimmune encephalitis 1 (2,2)
 • Cardiac commitment 5 (11,1)
  o Myocarditis 1 (2,2)
  o Pericarditis 4 (8,9)
 • Gastrointestinal commitment 5 (11,1)
  o Hepatitis 4 (8,9)
  o Digestive tract hemorrhage 1 (2,2)
  o Pancreatitis 1 (2,2)
  1. aAcute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, bCNS central nervous system