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Table 4 The occurrence of risk factors in different degrees of SLE flare

From: Risk factors for the flare of systemic lupus erythematosus and its influence on prognosis: a single-center retrospective analysis

  Mild or moderate SLE flare
(n = 28)
Severe
SLE flare
(n = 93)
P-value
Infection 7(25.0) 47(50.5) 0.019
Arthritis, n (%) 16(57.1) 51(54.8) 1.000
Thrombocytopenia, n (%) 6(21.4) 13(14.0) 0.378
Anti-nucleosome antibody, n (%) 9(32.1) 37(39.8) 0.513
anti-β2-glycoprotein I antibody (IgG), n (%) 5(17.9) 15(16.1) 0.779
Use immunosuppressant for initial treatment, n (%) 8(28.6) 41(44.1) 0.188
Use Hydroxychloroquine for initial treatment, n (%) 21(75.0) 77(82.8) 0.412
patient’s self-discontinuation of medicine maintenance therapy, n (%) 10(35.7) 55(59.1) 0.033