Table 1

Univariate analysis of potential risk ractors for infection in a single cohort of 87 adults with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

  • The infected group consisted of 35 adults with a total of 57 infectious episodes. Where applicable, values are mean (SD).

  • 1-151 Retained as an independent risk factor for infection after multivariate analysis (intravenous corticosteroids: p<0.001; immunosuppressive treatment: p<0.01).

  • NS = Not significant.