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Title: SLE mortality in an oriental population
Authors: Koh, E.T.
Seow, A. 
Leong, K.H.
Chng, H.H.
Keywords: Mortality
Pulmonary haemorrhage
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Issue Date: 1997
Citation: Koh, E.T.,Seow, A.,Leong, K.H.,Chng, H.H. (1997). SLE mortality in an oriental population. Lupus 6 (1) : 27-31. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: We analysed the causes of 67 deaths, over a 4 y period, in our oriental population with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). The median disease duration was 48 ± 60.5 months (range 1-250 months). The mean age at diagnosis and death were 30 and 35.1 y respectively. SLE alone accounted for death in 30 patients (44.8%), infection in 27 (40.3%), pulmonary embolism in 5 (7.5%), malignancy in 4 (5.9%) and rheumatic heart disease in 1 (1.5%). The major organ involvement in those with active disease at death were SLE related thrombocytopenia (n = 23/44, 52.3%), nephritis (n = 21/44), 47.7%), cerebral lupus (n=16/44, 36.4%), and pulmonary haemorrhage (n = 12/44, 27.3%). As in other series, SLE and infection were the principal causes of death in our population. During this 4 y period, there was no late death due to atherosclerosis.
Source Title: Lupus
ISSN: 09612033
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