Table 1

Baseline data of 19 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) during the early febrile period. Results are shown as means (SD)

Group Sex (M:F) Age White cell count (10 9/l) ESR (mm/1st h) CRP (mg/l)
Non-viral infection (n=9)1:825.6 (13)12.9 (8.8)1-150 82.0 (27.7)73.7 (78.6)
Viral infection (n=3)1:225.7 (3.5)5.7 (4.9)60.0 (49.8)39.7 (21.5)
Lupus flare (n=7)0:733 (8.2)3.9 (1.4)97.7 (31.5)54.7 (61.3)
Controls (n=11)1:1043.2 (13.7)
  • 1-150 p=0.015 compared with the group with lupus flare.