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Rheumatol Int. 1982;2(4):151-4.

Systemic lupus erythematosus in Chinese: the Singapore experience.

Abstract

A clinical survey of idiopathic systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) was conducted in 183 Chinese patients from 1970-1980. The major initial manifestations were skin and mucous membrane involvement (52%), fever and malaise (48%), arthritis and arthralgia (44%). Renal and neuropsychiatric involvements are described in some detail. Five-year survival was 70% and 10-year survival was 60%. The three major causes of death were renal, neurologic and infective. Factors contributing to this relatively high mortality compared with Western series are discussed.

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