Table 3

Prevalence of atopy in SLE patients and controls: comparison of historical data alone with data supported by skin prick tests

Positive history (%)Positive skin prick tests (%)
Asthma
 SLE patients6  (12.2)4  (8.2)
 Controls13 (13.3)8 (8.2)
Eczema
 SLE patients4 (8.2)4 (8.2)
 Controls10 (10.2)6 (6.1)
Hayfever
 SLE patients13 (26.5)6 (12.2)
 Controls21 (21.4)13 (13.3)
Allergic rhinitis
 SLE patients15 (30.6)8 (16.3)
 Controls27 (27.6)14 (14.3)