Table 1.

Baseline demographic and clinical characteristics of participants.

% female100100
Age, yrs, mean (SD)60.5 (5.4)*55.3 (4.2)
White, n77
African American, n33
History of shingles, n42
Taking prednisone, n40
  Mean daily dose, mg6.9
Taking HCQ, n70
Taking MTx, n20
Baseline SLEDAI, median (range)0 (0–2)
  • * p < 0.05 compared to healthy subjects. HCQ: hydroxychloroquine; MTX: methotrexate; SLE: systemic lupus erythematosus; SLEDAI: SLE Disease Activity Index.