Table 1

Distribution of rheumatic diseases and therapy

Patients (n=1668)
Disease
 Systemic lupus erythematosus572 (34.3)
 Rheumatoid arthritis343 (20.6)
 Ankylosing spondylitis152 (9.1)
 Systemic sclerosis127 (7.6)
 Psoriatic arthritis101 (6.1)
 Behçet's disease85 (5.1)
 Mixed connective tissue disease69 (4.1)
 Primary antiphospholipid syndrome54 (3.2)
 Dermatomyositis45 (2.7)
 Primary Sjögren's syndrome36 (2.2)
 Takayasu's arteritis30 (1.8)
 Polymyositis28 (1.7)
 Wegener's granulomatosis26 (1.6)
Treatment
 Prednisone use729 (43.7)
 Prednisone dose (mg/day)5.4±9.3
 Prednisone ≥20 mg/day153 (9.2)
 Immunosuppressant use942 (56.5)
  • Data are expressed as the mean±SD or n (%).