Table 6

The association of LLDAS duration with flares, need for immunosuppressive treatment and damage accrual, during follow-up

Linear regression (independent variable: total duration of LLDAS)
OutcomeCoefficient95% CIp Value
Change in SDI−0.06−0.18 to 0.070.370
Total number of immunosuppressants used during study−0.17−0.26 to −0.09<0.0001
Increase in the number of flares during follow-up−0.38−0.70 to 0.070.018
  • LLDAS, Lupus Low Disease Activity State; SDI, Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics Damage Index.