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Table 1 Summary of the renal outcome at different time points

From: Clinicopathological findings, treatment response and predictors of long-term outcome in a cohort of lupus nephritis patients managed according to the Euro-lupus regime: a retrospective analysis in Sri Lanka

Description Number of patients followed up at different time points (n (%))
Biopsy class III (n = 18) Biopsy class IV (n = 54) Total (n = 72)
3 months 6 months 1 yeara Current statusb 3 months 6 months 1 year Current status 3 months 6 months 1 year Current status
CR 13 (72) 13 (72) 13 (72) 13 (72) 15 (28) 18 (33) 28 (52) 27 (50) 20 (28) 31 (43) 41 (57) 40 (56)
PR 5 (28) 5 (28) 5 (28) 2 (11) 21 (39) 29 (54) 19 (35) 12 (22) 34 (47) 34 (47) 24 (33) 14 (19)
Treatment failure 0 0 0 0 18 (33) 7 (13) 7 (13) 7 (13) 18 (25) 7(10) 7 (10) 7 (10)
Lost follow up 0 0 0 3 (17) 0 0 0 8 (15) 0 0 0 11 (15)
Total 18 (100) 18 (100) 18 (100) 18 (100) 54 (100) 54 (100) 54 (100) 54 (100) 72 (100) 72 (100) 72 (100) 72 (100)
  1. CR complete remission, PR partial remission
  2. a Fisher’s exact test between CR and PR in relation to class of lupus nephritis at 1 year; P value = 0.401
  3. b Fishers exact test between CR and PR in relation to class of lupus nephritis at present; P value = 0.301