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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of pregnant SLE patients and pregnant healthy controls

From: Altered Tregs and oxidative stress in pregnancy associated lupus

Parameters SLE patients Controls
Age 28.1 ± 2.33 25.5 ± 0.84
Month of pregnancy 5.4 ± 3.02 5.1 ± 2.18
Duration of disease (years) 5.2 ± 1.93 NA
ESR 29 ± 4.11*** 16.4 ± 5.05
ANA (positive/negative) 9/1 NA
dsDNA (positive/negative) 9/1 NA
SLEDAI score 37.4 ± 7.32 NA
  1. ***Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) of SLE patients was significantly higher than control (p < 0.001). 90% of the SLE patients enrolled in the study were positive for anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA) and ds-DNA antibodies, with high Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Disease activity Index (SLEDAI)