Table 1.

Clinical characteristics of patients with lupus nephritis

Characteristic (N=41)Mean (SD)
Age37,2 (11,2)
Age at diagnosis32,2 (11,1)
Years of evolution4,6 (4,4)
N (%)
Female38 (92,7)
Malar rash11 (28,2)
Discoid lupus2 (4,9)
Photosensitivity18 (46,1)
Oral ulcers14 (34,1)
Serositis16 (44,4)
Arthritis31 (75,6)
Neurological involvement5 (12,2)
Hematological involvement32 (78)
ANAs (+)39/39 (100)
Anti dsDNA (+)29/41 (70,7)
Anti Sm (+)17/35 (48,6)
Anti Ro (+)19/36 (52,7)
Anti La (+)10/34 (29,4)
Anti RNP (+)18/36 (50)