Table 4

First remission episode based on the four DORISs

First remission episodeEULAR/ACR score<20
N=275 (%)
EULAR/ACR score≥20
N=267 (%)
P value
DORISsComplete remission off treatment134 (48.73)63 (23.6)<0.001
Clinical remission off treatment55 (20)63 (23.6)0.310
Complete remission on treatment61 (22.2)65 (24.3)0.551
Clinical remission on treatment25 (9.1)76 (28.46)<0.001
Complete and clinical remission off treatment189 (68.7)126 (47.2)<0.001
Complete and clinical remission on treatment86 (31.3)141 (52.8)<0.001
  • In 542 patients who had at least one episode of remission.

  • Bold face p values denote statistical significance.

  • ACR, American College of Rheumatology; DORIS, definition of remission in systemic lupus erythematosus; EULAR, European League Against Rheumatism.