Occurrence of systemic lupus erythematosus in a Danish community: an 8-year prospective study.

@article{Laustrup2009OccurrenceOS,
  title={Occurrence of systemic lupus erythematosus in a Danish community: an 8-year prospective study.},
  author={Helle Laustrup and Anne Voss and Anders Green and Peter Junker},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rheumatology},
  year={2009},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={128-32}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence and annual incidence of definite systemic lupus erythematosus (D-SLE) and incomplete SLE (I-SLE) in a community-based lupus cohort of predominantly Nordic ancestry in an 8-year prospective study from 1995 to 2003, and also to calculate the annual transition rate of I-SLE to D-SLE. METHODS In 1995 all SLE patients in the county of Funen were retrieved from four separate and independent sources. Incident cases were subsequently identified by surveillance… CONTINUE READING

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