Arthritis & Rheumatism, Volume 60,
October 2009 Abstract Supplement
The 2009 ACR/ARHP Annual Scientific Meeting
Philadelphia October 16-21, 2009.
The Georgia Lupus Registry: A Population-Based Estimate of the Incidence and Prevalence of Childhood-Onset SLE
Lim1, S. Sam, Bayakly2, Rana, Helmick3, C.G., Gordon4, Caroline, Easley1, Kirk, Shenvi1, Neeta, Vogler1, Larry B.
Introduction and Purpose:
There are no population-based studies estimating the prevalence and incidence rates of childhood-onset SLE in the US. Our aim was to describe these rates in Atlanta from 2002 through 2004.
The Georgia Lupus Registry is a population-based registry designed to estimate the incidence and prevalence of SLE in Atlanta, Georgia (Fulton and DeKalb counties). Case-finding utilizes multiple sources. Trained abstractors document nearly 250 demographic and clinical elements from medical records of potential SLE patients. All sources with potential SLE patients (<20 years old) have been abstracted. 31 incident and 51 prevalent patients met the case definition for this study: having either >=4 ACR criteria or 3 ACR criteria and diagnosis of SLE by a rheumatologist.
Table 1. Annual average standardized incidence rates in Atlanta (20022004)
Table 2. Standardized prevalence rates in Atlanta (2002)
To cite this abstract, please use the following information:
Lim, S. Sam, Bayakly, Rana, Helmick, C.G., Gordon, Caroline, Easley, Kirk, Shenvi, Neeta, et al; The Georgia Lupus Registry: A Population-Based Estimate of the Incidence and Prevalence of Childhood-Onset SLE [abstract]. Arthritis Rheum 2009;60 Suppl 10 :714