Worldwide incidence and prevalence of pediatric onset systemic lupus erythematosus Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic

abstract

  • Compilation of worldwide data regarding the incidence and prevalence of pediatric-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is needed in order to evaluate the scope of the disease in the pediatric population. A literature review was performed to unify the current data available on the global incidence and prevalence of pediatric-onset SLE. We examined 13 available epidemiological studies concentrated on the incidence and prevalence of pediatric-onset SLE. The available reports were predominantly from North America, Europe and Asia. The limited amount of studies available highlights the need for more epidemiological research in order to better comprehend the global scope of this disease.

publication date

  • October 2011

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0961203311412096

PubMed ID

  • 21768176

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1187

end page

  • 92

volume

  • 20

number

  • 11