Table 2 Clinical and demographic characteristics of the SLE patients.

Age—years, mean (SD)40.67 (10.98)
Sex—n, % female5, 83.33%
Race—n, %2, 33.3% Caucasian
2, 33.3% African American
2, 33.3% Asian
Disease duration—years,
mean (SD)
15 (3.29)
ACR criteria—n, %
  Malar rash3, 50%
  Discoid rash0, 0%
  Photosensitivity3, 50%
  Oral ulcers3, 50%
  Arthritis5, 83%
  Serositis3, 50%
  Renal disorder2, 33%
  Neurologic disorder0, 0%
  Hematologic disorder6, 100%
  Immunologic disorder5, 83%
  Positive ANA6, 100%
Positive titer of
anti-dsDNA—n, % total
3, 50%
  1+ positive1
  2+ positive1
  3+ positive1
  4+ positive0
History of positive
anti-RBP—n, % total
4, 66.67%
  Anti-Ro3
  Anti-La1
  Anti-Sm0
  Anti-RNP3
SLEDAI—mean (SD)4.5 (2.43)