Table 1

Demographic, clinical, and treatment details of patients

*High dose prednisolone, >0.5 mg/kg/day; moderate dose, 0.25–0.5 mg/kg/day; low dose, <0.25 mg/kg/day.
Number of patients97
F:M89:8
Age (years), mean (range)26.3 (10–62)
Major system involvement (No (%))62 (64)
    Renal48 (49)
    Cardiovascular4 (4)
    CNS14 (14)
    Other systems16 (16)
Concurrent cytotoxic agents (No (%))48 (49)
High dose prednisolone* (n)58
    Duration (months), mean (range)3.17 (1–8)
Moderate dose prednisolone* (n)94
    Duration (months), mean (range)3.67 (1–12)
Low dose prednisolone* (n)91
    Duration (months), mean (range)6.9 (1–12)