Table 2.

Characteristics of patients who improved. Values are n (%) or mean ± SD.

Characteristicsn = 109
Female97 (89)
Age at diagnosis, yrs26 ± 11
Age at first visit in the study, yrs39 ± 13
Disease duration at first visit in the study, yrs12 ± 9
Race
  White67 (61)
  Black13 (12)
  Asian14 (13)
  Others15 (14)
Medications at first visit in the study
  Steroids109 (100)
  Antimalarial82 (75)
  Immunosuppressants69 (63)