Onset age affects mortality and renal outcome of female systemic lupus erythematosus patients: a nationwide population-based study in Taiwan.

OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to investigate the impact of disease onset age on mortality and renal survival in female SLE patients. METHODS This nationwide, population-based, retrospective cohort study used data from the National Health Insurance Research Database of Taiwan. Female patients newly diagnosed with SLE from 2001 to 2004 were… (More)