Disease patterns of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus as shown by application of factor analysis

A. J. Wysenbeek, L. Leibovici, M. Amit, A. Weinberger

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Abstract

Clinical and laboratory test data of 77 patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) were evaluated by factor analysis. Six factors representing disease patterns were extracted: cutaneous symptoms of alopecia, malar rash, rash and photosensitivity; renal involvement; the anticoagulant syndrome of phlebitis and partial thromboplastic time inversely related to platelet count; lymphopenia; viral or fibromyalgia symptoms of headache, nervousness, joint and muscle pain; and serology of anti-DNA antibodies and complement inversely related. Application of factor analysis reveals various clinical presentations of SLE.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1096-1099
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume19
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • factor analysis
  • systemic lupus erythematosus

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