Nationwide population-based epidemiologic study of systemic lupus erythematosus in Taiwan.

@article{Chiu2010NationwidePE,
  title={Nationwide population-based epidemiologic study of systemic lupus erythematosus in Taiwan.},
  author={Y-M Chiu and C Lai},
  journal={Lupus},
  year={2010},
  volume={19 10},
  pages={1250-5}
}
The purpose of the study was to investigate the epidemiology and medical costs of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in Taiwan. Cases of SLE were identified from the National Health Insurance Research Database with corresponding International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) code 710.0 from January 2000 to December 2007. Age and sex-specific incidences were estimated by dividing the incidence number by population data obtained from the Department of Statistics, Ministry of the… CONTINUE READING

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