Childhood systemic lupus erythematosus in south India.

@article{Chandrasekaran1994ChildhoodSL,
  title={Childhood systemic lupus erythematosus in south India.},
  author={Ayyavu Chandrasekaran and Charlene. Rajendran and Sailesh Ramakrishnan and Radha Madhavan and M. Parthiban},
  journal={Indian journal of pediatrics},
  year={1994},
  volume={61 3},
  pages={
          223-9
        }
}
Out of 330 adult Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) cases who attended the Rheumatic Care Centre, Government General Hospital, 59 children were analysed. There was no case with onset before the age of 5 years. There were 49 females and 110 males (M:F = 1:4.9). The initial manifestations were fever (67%), arthritis (61%), skin rash (59%) and lymphadenopathy (27.1%). There was no case of Raynaud's phenomenon. Only 10.1% of patients presented with thrombocytopenic purpura. In the cumulative… CONTINUE READING
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